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Chad from Elgin, IL on 6/6/2021 9:56:50 PM:
My sister and I are planning to ride the Katy Trail in late June. She will be riding a trike w/ no shock absorption and bumps get really jarring (headache causing). I am guessing there will be bumps along the way, but can anyone speak to the overall smoothness or how much bumpy to expect? Thank you

 
Debbie from Lincoln, Ne on 6/7/2021 7:15:00 AM:
I have ridden half of the Katy(there and back), on a trike with no suspension. Not a problem, not a headache, try to avoid driving in tire tracks made by tractors in some areas. That was the worst I felt. Going slower on a trike lets you see the bumps coming up easily. It was most enjoyable to not have a sore butt daily and no nerve damage in my hands from the bikes. You could probably push your trike through the little river crossing, take gear across first. I would not want to ride my trike on those roads with no shoulders. Too dangerous. Good luck, it's fun.

 
Anonymous on 6/7/2021 7:57:07 AM:
Rode KATY trail from Clinton to Hartsburg on a trike. Loaded down with camping gear so going was slow. Had no issues except for July heat. Have fun.