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Rock Island Trail

I'm excited about the trail. My friend and I have done the 47 miles awhile back, but recently it's really been hard to bike on, especially around the windsor area, lots of hoof prints!!! The trail is real soft,also. Could they designate one side or other for horse riding? It would be hard ,weather or not if trail was soft or hard surface.
posted Feb 18 2018 6:05PM - Chris Gates, Concordia

Yep, this is something I've tried to point out in the past. People on horses really damage the trail when it is soft, and the damage hangs around for a long time, making it miserable to ride a bike. I don't mind horses on the trail, but given what they weigh and the craters they leave in soft conditions, it would be nice if riders had the discipline to stay off the trail until the surface is hard.

I rode over 1500 miles on the RIT last year, but got discouraged enough to stop riding it for a while due to horse damage at one point.
posted Feb 28 2018 8:44AM - Matt, Lee's Summit

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