Thomas B Lee from Naperville on 5/5/2021 10:20:15 PM:
I just finished my West to East ride on May 2, 2021. YTour best bet is not to ride if thunder storm is in forecast as there are very limited places where you can seek refuge once you are on your way until you get to the next old train station.
As for the trail condition when it rains, most places are not paved, but the trail drains very quickly. One day it rained a lot over night but in the morning it was ok to ride without problem. I didn't see puddles or muddy parts on the trail.
I have a hybrid bike.