I ride this trail several times a week. My advise is to stay on the road. There are many, many intersections (roads and driveways) and, you know every intersection is a hazard as most accidents happen at intersections. Also, if you get behind a slow cyclist, and there are many, you're stuck. No way to pass. Finally, 27 is a very busy, noisy highway. I typically cross 27 and go onto Sparta and bike through the neighborhoods and golf courses which is much more peaceful. I'm not a fan of trails that are separated from the road by grass, etc. I consider these to be sidewalks. The best trails are separated by only a white stripe or truly are converted rail-trails and don't follow along side roadways. So, my advise is to ride on the road and be part of the vehicular traffic.