FARMINGVILLE - Hundreds of Long Islanders hopped on their motorcycles today for an annual ride in honor of a local war hero.

Army Pfc. Joseph Dwyer, of Mount Sinai, died in 2008 after suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. The event was started to raise awareness about soldiers and PTSD and to raise money for the cause. It is now in its fourth year.

Dwyer?s widow Matina says her husband loved riding motorcycles, so seeing the success of the event instills her with pride.

The proceeds from the bike run will go to 9-1-1 Veterans, which provides a wide range of services for Long Island servicemen and women.