There was an article in the Commercial Appeal saying that, although the trail was not open yet, it was paved and folks were using it. That's all I needed to get the whole family out for a bike ride.
I rode the BWI trail, the B&A trail, and the NCR trail back when we lived in Maryland. I LOVE these kinds of trails. The way they snake through areas you might otherwise never see. The way they are bike and pedestrian safe. The way they are mostly flat.
We started at the penetentiary (there's a good parking lot there):
This is the bottom lands around the Wolf River, and up ahead is the 240/flyover overpass:
My biking family: