I am contemplating a river journey from Pittsburgh to the Gulf of Mexico. 981 miles on the Ohio river and 2340 miles on the Mississippi River. The current plan calls for completing the journey in 1 or 2 week trips over several outings. Put the boat in the water at the mouth of the Ohio in Pittsburgh and drift/paddle down river, when it is time to get out, rent a truck one way and drive home with the boat. Next trip rent a truck one way to where I got out last time and get back in (repeat as needed).
At this early point in the planning (dreaming) I envision the need to travel some distance on land occasionally, probably with the canoe in tow, and prior to the return truck rental. Any number of reasons to portage exist, from an occasional motel/ shower/shopping to going around locks.
There are lots of pictures on the internet of bicycles towing canoes, but if there are any pictures of bicycles in canoes I have not come across them.
If I am traveling down river with a canoe how do I include a bicycle?
Other Reasonable suggestions for human powered amphibious mode would also be welcome