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Welcome to the Top Cats - Illinois! We are devoted to promoting the sport of safe motorcycling. Our members are social by nature, and we host many types of activities, but our emphasis is on riding. We average more than 25 rides a season... most last a few hours, others are for a day. Several last a weekend and even longer.  We are business owners, leaders, and executives... but most importantly motorcycle riders and enthusiasts who enjoy the thrill of safe riding.  
Group Riding And Safety Seminar A major focus of the Top Cats is to provide a safe riding environment for our members and guests. To promote this environment, we conduct a Group Riding and Safety Seminar, or G.R.A.S.S., for our members and guests. Attendance at a G.R.A.S.S. session is required for all new members. Non-members are welcome. G.R.A.S.S. does not teach you how to simply teaches our members and guests how the Top Cats ride safely.  
Ride For Dreams Every year the Top Cats - Illinois hold a major fundraising event for our favorite charity - NISRA: the Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association.  All riders are invited to join us for our Ride for Dreams in July…a fun-filled day that features a leisurely 100 mile ride through the countryside.  Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch after the ride, music, and an opportunity to purchase raffle tickets. Be sure to put this on your calendar!   To date, the Top Cats - Illinois have contributed more than $226,000 to NISRA from the proceeds of this event.  
Membership Top Cats - Illinois is a not-for-profit association. The Regular Members are motorcycle enthusiasts who own a business or are employed in an executive position with authority over a division, department or other entity within a business, governmental, charitable, or educational organization, or who are motorcycle enthusiasts that are sponsored as Associate members by Regular Members. Interested in joining? Come to one of our general meetings and introduce yourself!  

President's Message

TravelerWelcome                               to the website world of the Top Cats-Illinois!

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.

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Kaution Korner - July 2014


Let’s Get Physical
By: Gene Rigsby, Road Captain

Get out and hike, I mean bike. No, I really mean bike, then hike, then bike…

Contemplating a subject for this month’s Kaution Kroner, I considered the sort of “usual” topics for this time of year like TCLOCKS, severe weather riding, etc… which are very important subjects, no doubt. It is difficult to come up with a subject for the article that will be of interest to the club – and to me as I research the topic. So…

I reviewed the past topics. In this year alone, there have been articles published in the ROAR outlining taking care of YOU when riding; Tips like, keeping hydrated, having the proper riding equipment to match the environmental conditions, no matter what it may be and to be prepared as it changes throughout the day with sun protection, clothes, etc..., We all have been fully informed about taking care of yourself AND your rider at an event. No possibilities found here…

It was becoming more and more difficult to identify subject matter as I reviewed some past rides with combined events;   I reviewed the club ride suggestions that I have heard and considered for this year. I have been a member of the Top Cats for a few years now, and during that time we have ridden to some great events. For instance, Cantigny, for a civil war reenactment and to tour the grounds and museums, the fly in breakfast in East Troy to check out some cool planes and cars and even some motorcycles and Argon laboratory to tour the facility and see a Higgs Boson, to a name a few.  Rides with an educational component too!

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Upcoming Events

Jul 27, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
RIDE FOR DREAMS - our Own Charirty Ride... Don't Miss it!

Jul 30, - Aug 06,
Ride to Sturgis SD (Boand)

Aug 05, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
General Meeting