Veterans ride through Pittsburgh on bikes as part of Wounded Warrior Project



PITTSBURGH - An emotional bike ride took place in Pittsburgh as part of the Wounded Warrior Project Friday.

“I was hit by a roadside bomb that ultimately ended my career.  I’m 10 years into my recovery,” said veteran Dave Rey.

The veterans that participated in the bike ride have injuries and some have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

“It has gotten me out of the house when I thought my world would be in my basement,” said veteran Hector Matacastillo.

Families credit the Wounded Warrior Project for getting their loved ones back on their feet after war.

“A lot of things he used to do before his injuries are harder for him now.  The Wounded Warrior Project gives him a chance to experience those again,” said Jennifer Denhardt, a veteran’s wife.