Combat veteran honored for cross-country bike trip

Amanda Neff, a U.S. Navy veteran who is riding her bike cross country from Virginia to Astoria on the TransAmerica Trail for Warrior Expeditions (, is arriving at Clatsop Post 12 American Legion Wednesday afternoon.

A fundraiser clam chowder and garlic bread dinner is being held in her honor at 4 p.m. at Post 12. There is a minimum donation of $5 for dinner, and the event is open to the public.

All proceeds will go to Warrior Expeditions, which helps combat veterans transition from their military service by participating in long distance outdoor expeditions, at no cost to the veteran.