As you browse our pages, you will gain an understanding of who we are, what we are about, and where we are going. What you won't gain is a solid grasp of who we are as people, who we are as riders, and who we are as members of this outstanding organization, Top Cats - Illinois. Let me explain.....
Originally, Top Cats – Illinois was formed by a group of motorcycle enthusiasts who were business men and women. Their purpose was to enjoy business networking and the sport of motorcycling. Over the past decade and a half, Top Cats has evolved into a first – class group of motorcycle enthusiasts who enjoy conservative and safe riding, socializing, networking, and community involvement.
Today, any visitor to a Top Cat meeting, or a Top Cat event, will quickly realize that our group is one that easily welcomes newcomers, embraces safe riding, and provides opportunities for great riding adventures in a safe environment.
As people, our members are business owners, executives, and entrepreneurs (Top Cats) who are riders, co-riders, or non-riders. All, however, are motorcycle enthusiasts. And...they all have three important ideals in common; business networking, safe motorcycling, and community involvement.
One Simple Safety Gear That Can Save Your Life
By Michael Motorcycle
This article will broach a subject which sometimes can be a contentious one in the motorcycle community. Included in this article will be conclusions from national studies and data used for major claims from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration which has some alarming facts they support from these studies. All leading to the merits, benefits and safety results from wearing one piece of motorcycle gear specifically designed for your safety while riding. Riders believe in the freedom to choose this gear and I support that right. But there is overwhelming evidence that indicates you are safer riding your motorcycle when wearing this gear.
What would you say if I told you that this one piece of safety gear could reduce your risk of dying in a motorcycle accident by 29 percent? Riders who don’t wear this gear are 40% more likely to sustain a fatal head injury than those that do. Food for thought when you consider that per mile driven, a motorcyclist is 16 times more likely than an automobile driver to die in an accident.