On August 20th I reached Point State Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which celebrates the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers to form the Ohio River.
At the tip of the point is a huge copper medallion embedded in the sidewalk.
This medallion marks the end of the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) portion of my Washington, D.C. to Kansas City, Missouri bicycle ride. I like to look at it, though, as a beginning.
My 1,040 mile/1,675 kilometer ride down the length of the Ohio River to Fort Defiance on the Mississippi River just south of Cairo, Illinois starts when I move off the medallion.