T.O.P.S. Motorcycle Training Is Closing

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the closing of T.O.P.S. Motorcycle Training. Over the past 10+ years we have taken great pride in our ability to bring high level, safety conscious riding instruction and education to the Chicagoland motorcycle riding public.

This decision is not because of a lack of interest in our program. Actually, quite the opposite, as there is still a great demand for our program. Rather it is due to a change in our collective professional lives. Frank Horbus was promoted at his agency and his new duties & responsibilities have minimized the time he can commit to T.O.P.S.

Then there is my situation. After 24 years in Law Enforcement, I have retired from my current agency and will be spending some down time away. These developments in our collective careers now force us to discontinue the T.O.P.S. program.

We would like to thank ALL our students who have attended our programs over the years. Whether you took TOPS I, TOPS II or were an audience member at one of our Street Survival seminars. You were the foundation of our program. Without your participation we would not have lasted.

We feel we brought a new level of advanced motorcycle training and education to the area that was lacking at the time. The numbers don’t lie. Almost 1,000 students attended our classes with another 1,000 or more who attended our Street Survival seminars.

We truly believe everyone who was part of the T.O.P.S. family left our programs a safer rider. If you attended a class, you ALL improved your riding skills. Some found so much value in our program, you returned repeatedly. Others participated in our audiences at our Street Survival presentations, and again, many found such value in this program you also returned repeatedly.

We wish we could have reached more, and truly wish we could continue to provide our curriculum to the riding community.

We will miss all of you and wish you all safe and enjoyable riding, now and forever!

David Struwing
T.O.P.S. Motorcycle Training