The Katy Trail Was a Madhouse Yesterday

Every weekend, my fiancee and I go on a bike ride. It’s usually at White Rock Lake, but yesterday (because I’m selfish and wanted to watch football) we opted for the neighborhood alternative, the Katy Trail.

I’ve talked about the Katy Trail before, and I generally love it. It’s clean (most of the time), safe, and well-lit. Yesterday, it was like a Turkish bazaar.

There were kids fighting with bamboo swords outside of Katy Trail Ice House, a middle-schooler scaling the rocks near the AAC, and, over the course of our two hour ride, at least three separate Dallas Fire and Rescue squads aiding sick trail users.

When I go to the Katy Trail, I always expect it to be crowded. I know that going in. But yesterday it was like Dirk Nowitzki was signing autographs at one end, and they were handing out free Porsches at the other. Anyone else out there see the same thing?

(P.S.- At least two of the people aided by Fire and Rescue eventually walked away on their own strength. So I’m not a total monster for mentioning it.)

3 thoughts on “The Katy Trail Was a Madhouse Yesterday

  • January 23, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    As a famous catcher once said, “That place is so busy, noone goes there anymore.” The Katy Trail has too many people who are so self consumed (I’m talking about you, miss ipod listener while letting your dog’s leash extend across the trail) that they have no regard for other people’s safety or enjoyment. I won’t take my kids on there due to the numerous near misses we’ve had with others.

  • January 23, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    I was on it for a couple miles each way yesterday and passed a total of five people. Of course it was after 9pm!

  • January 27, 2012 at 10:29 am

    This weekend was a madhouse. I’ve had enough of the Katy Trail. It is too crowded, people are pushy, bikes (no offense Bradford) think they own the trail as do the double-wide strollers pushers. My neighborhood streets are just fine for running, strollering, and riding our bikes.


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