5 Things to do With Your Road ID in the Off-Season


I’ve been wearing a Road ID on my wrist for about the past 5 years.  Luckily I’ve never needed any medical staff to make use of it, but I like having it there.  To be honest, I dig it for other reasons than what it would provide for me if I was hurt on the ride.

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I thought it would be cool to list off 5 things for Road ID in the off-season.  If you’re not out there cycling your local roads during the winter months, here’s my list of what your Road ID can still do for you.

  1. A daily reminder of who the most important people are in your life.  If you’re like me, you’ve provided those closest to you as your emergency contacts.
  2. Style.  Plastic jewelry is like the most stylish option in my opinion.  Gold, Silver, and the like might make you feel like you’re cool….but rubber and plastic totally makes you hardcore cool.
  3. Games.  If you wear one of the Road ID necklaces, try grabbing it and throwing it so the necklace spins around your neck.  See how many times you can make it around.  Yeah, a great little game to keep you entertained while waiting to get back on the road.
  4. Clean.  Do you wear your Road ID bracelet day in and day out?  It’s probably gotten quite gunked up inside the clasps.  Take it off and use your extra time to clean it up.
  5. Inspiration.  Hang it on your wall and look at it every day.  While staring at it, envision how awesome you’re going to perform on the bike next season.  Visualize all your goals and see yourself achieving them.

Win a Road ID Gift Code

This contest is now closed.  Thanks to everyone who entered….we’ve e-mailed codes to our two winners.

Okay, your turn.  We have two Road ID Gift Codes available so that you can grab any of the products they have available.  To enter, we need you to leave a comment with one thing a Road ID can do in the off season.  Leave your comment by noon on Thursday and we’ll randomly select winners on Friday.

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12 Responses to “ 5 Things to do With Your Road ID in the Off-Season ”

  1. Jana on November 13, 2014 at 5:03 am

    I think, I will get one… Will make me feel more safe on my adventures :),

  2. Elena on November 12, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    As a fair-weather cyclist, it’s my off-season right now. I think wearing a Road ID during the cold weather would be an awesome motivator to get in better shape so that I’m ready to ride strong when the fair weather returns!

  3. Michael Dismuke on November 12, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Wearing your RoadId in the off season reminds you to take care of yourself and make good decisions. Additionally, no one immune to heart attacks, seizures, choking etc. Wearing your RoadID all the time provides first responders with critical information immediately.

  4. e.r. on November 11, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    I wear mine every day, including the off season, when I take my dog out to poop. He’s really strong, and a total jerk who wants to kill every animal he sees. I wear my road ID so I don’t need to bring a wallet (he jerks me around a lot; cant have it falling out of my pocket!) or in case he manages to run me into a tree and I pass out.

    This probably sounds like I’m trolling you but I am being 100% honest here!


  5. Kat on November 11, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    If you don’t bike in the snow you can still it jogging, sledding, snow shoeing, skiing, skating! Mmmm snow!

  6. Joshua Starkey on November 11, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    Reminds one to be safe during all adventures.

  7. Eric Smith on November 11, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    A constant reminder that I need to get a ride in.

  8. Doug Weese on November 11, 2014 at 11:53 am

    I live in Austin, there is no off season! Only off days, I need a road id because I’m always riding!

  9. Dave Braun on November 11, 2014 at 11:41 am

    All fabulous ideas…but what is this “off-season” you speak of?…

  10. Mark Beaconsfield on November 11, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Unfortunately, I don’t have a roadID, yet. Why would you take it off? It can be handy in other situations, not just on the bike.
    One Question, What is an “off season”?

  11. Sarah crawford on November 11, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Luggage tag

  12. Bethel Strong on November 11, 2014 at 8:30 am

    I wear my Road ID necklace every day no matter where I go or what I’m doing.
    You never know when something may happen. I even have a bracelet Road ID on my bike in the event I get separated from my bike and in case my necklace falls off in a crash.
    Love it and never leave home without it.

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