At long last, Korchnak and I (along with my old roommate Syd and buddy Greg for part of the ride) decided to officially kick off our trip with a bike ride along the river. We thought there'd be good photo opportunities where we could showcase some Lewis and Clark history. After an hour-long planning meeting at Please and Thank You, Syd bounced down and we headed to the Belvedere along the waterfront. I've mentioned this in class when we talk about the French and Indian War, but there is a cool brick map that shows the path of the Ohio River from its formation at the Forks of the Ohio (Ft. Duquesne/Pittsburgh) all the way to St. Louis. Further, there is a York statue in the open space as well. York was William Clark's slave and accompanied the Corps of Discovery on their journey west.
From the Belvedere we headed across the 2nd St. bridge to the Falls of the Ohio. This was roughly where Lewis and Clark finally met up after Lewis headed down the Ohio. There is a small interpretive center we went into before exploring along the falls. The water was higher than normal, but it's a fun time and it was the first time Korchnak got to head across the river for the adventure.