My 2 cents? I wouldn't risk it. Doable? Yes. Worth the potential hassle in the future? No. There are a lot of good points made in this thread. Using a hitch is an unknown risk with a lot of subjective factors thrown in. Sure, things might not happen and everything might break the customer's way if something should go wrong. But to my way of thinking, a hitch adds too much potential for a cluster*&!k down the road. I will be waiting for a roof rack or put my bike in the back with the seats folded down.