Wounded vets' custom cycles stolen in Anchorage

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Posted: Jun 26, 2013 1:19 PM

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A group organizing a mountain biking trip for wounded veterans says someone stole five of their cycles from a U-Haul trailer parked in Anchorage.

The Anchorage Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/14WpBwz ) the bikes include one custom-made for Staff Sgt. Matt DeWitt, which police say was valued at $19,000. DeWitt lost both arms below the elbow to a rocket-propelled grenade. He says the way the bike's set up, no one else can really ride it.

Ride 2 Recovery organized the trip, which brought wounded veterans to Alaska to train for a race.

DeWitt says the veterans spent Monday riding on trails. The bikes were locked in a U-Haul in a hotel parking lot that night. When riders began unloading the next morning, they noticed the lock broken and some bikes missing.

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Information from: Anchorage (Alaska) Daily News, http://www.adn.com