Contest Time: Do You Wear Road ID?

11
May
2011

Friday May 13 Update: Thanks to everyone who entered our Road ID contest, and thanks to Outside PR and Road ID for helping us out with this.  A great big Congratulations goes out to Roy Smalley who is the lucky winner of a Road ID jersey and ID.

Prior to getting myself a Road ID a couple months ago, I used to keep a crinkled up piece of paper folded up inside a ziplock bag and would stuff it in my jersey pouch when I went out riding.  On that paper was the contact information for my wife in case something happened to me while out riding and it would allow for emergency people to get a hold of her.

My method was effective, but certainly nowhere near as cool or effective as what Road ID has going on.  First of all, Road ID offers wristband, shoe, and dog tag options so that you’re guaranteed not to head off for a ride without your ID.  Secondly, it allows you to provide the contact information for a few different people so that the odds of getting a hold of someone in an emergency is possible.

Road ID was born out of my father’s concern for me as I trained for my first marathon. We quickly realized that, in an accident, Road ID saves crucial, life threatening minutes when you can’t speak for yourself.

- Mike Wimmer, Owner of Road ID (along with Edward Wimmer)

Odds are that your spouse, parents, or anyone else close to you isn’t going to like you talking about getting a Road ID because they won’t want to think of it ever needing to be used.

But it works, and my friend Torsten is living proof.  Last September he had a serious wreck on his bike and his Road ID helped the EMT’s contact his Family. Torsten luckily came out of it okay and continues to ride….and definitely continues to wear his Road ID.  Read more about his story right here.

Contest Details:

We have a Road ID Jersey and an e-card to give away, and there are three ways to enter.  You are in to win for each of the options, so do all three and you’ve just tripled your odds of winning this great prize from Road ID.

  1. If you currently wear a Road ID, let us know why you wear one…..so you’ll have a second one to give away to a friend.  If you don’t wear one, let us know why you wish to do so.
  2. “Like” the Road ID Facebook Fanpage.  You can do so at www.facebook.com/RoadID.
  3. “Follow” RoadID on Twitter.  Their Twitter ID is @RoadID.

Use the comment section below as your entry form.  When you “Like” or “Follow” Road ID, let us know with one comment for each…..as well as a comment for your Road ID Story.

We’ll take your comments now through this Friday at Noon, EST.  Winner will be announced Friday afternoon.

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  • http://1800theeagle.com/injury-lawyer/ Phoenix Injury

    I believe this is an amazing tool for anyone who is always on the go. Hikers, skiers or anyone who could be in an accident can be saved by this ID.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_P2V4TGVNRTMVBKE7Z6ZTCLUF54 Elnore Macey

    Last year, my friend got injured due to the accident.  After 5 hours of the accident an ambulance reached at the accident place. Family members had no information .  What is the reason for delay of providing emergency helps?  We cannot blame health industry. It’s very difficult to change health industry.  So we should use alert systems and road ids for our safety.
    medical alarm systems

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      Thanks for your comments on this.  Road ID is a great system and it’s nice to see more and more people wearing them.

  • http://twitter.com/dauphin87 John

     Just liked Road Id Facebook page and followed @roadId on twitter.

    • http://twitter.com/lovingthebike Darryl

      Thanks John….good luck.  The winner will be picked very soon.

  • http://twitter.com/djcyberlegend Larry Hall

    I’m already a Twitter follower, just became a Facebook fan, and currently own a Fixx RoadID.

    • http://twitter.com/lovingthebike Darryl

      Awesome Larry….thanks for entering.

  • http://twitter.com/mtn_rcr Brian

    already a twitter follower and a facebook fan (like…)
    I’ve not yet invested in a RoadID, though I have suggested it as a gift from my family…. My Birthday is at the end of the month, so maybe then?
    I’m primarily a road cyclist, but I also XC ski along with many other less frequent outdoor pursuits.

    • http://twitter.com/lovingthebike Darryl

      If you don’t win this contest, I hope you get one for your birthday.

  • Phimojo45

     Got a fail whale on Twitter trying to find @roadid  I tried 10 times.  @seandreznin:disqus  

  • http://twitter.com/kweenkmatt Katie

    I bought my RoadID after my friend suggested it.  I wear it on *every* ride, plus when I travel.
    Also liked on Facebook & Twitter!

  • Phimojo45

     Liked and Loaded on Facebook!

  • http://www.facebook.com/TygerWDR Robert Rubin

    I do wear a RoadID.  I have a bracelet and ID tags with interactive and non respectively.  I’m a paintball player.  When I go out on the field I don’t carry a wallet, nor any form of photo ID.  I’ve been lucky so far in that my injuries have been minor (broken ankle, sprained ribs, and road rash you wouldn’t believe from baseball sliding on gravel…)  A friend of mine who was an EMT suggested I get something in case I did something really stupid to myself on the field.  So I did. I used to wear stamped “dog tags” that had some information on them.  When I was doing research for one of my web-based shows, I found that the info on the tag was horribly lacking and not what an EMT would want to know, and needed to be replaced.  And when I found the “RoadID”, it solved a lot of problems in one shot.  So now, if I’m injured at a paintball field in the middle of nowhere, at least they have something they can start with as they contact my family.  That’s peace of mind, and makes it a lot easier to roadtrip to far-away games.

    That and, to be a huge geek here, on my neck tag I chose the artwork called “Location Earth”.  It’s based on the artwork that was shot into space on the Pioneer spacecraft.  The “star” pattern is supposed to tell an alien intelligence how to find earth.  So!  If I’m ever abducted by space aliens THEN rescued by other space aliens, they should (in theory) be able to figure out where my planet is, and where to drop me off.  The map points at Oklahoma, but I figure get me on the right continent and I can walk from there.

    • http://twitter.com/lovingthebike Darryl

      Awesome man….you are totally covered for anything now.  I was rolling on the floor about your alien abduction story.

  • http://twitter.com/rodbrowning Rod Browning

    Sure beats the crumpled up piece of paper in the jersey pocket

  • http://www.facebook.com/TygerWDR Robert Rubin

     Liked on Facebook!

  • http://twitter.com/rgerdon Rebecca Gerdon

     Follow on twitter and like on facebook!

    I wear a RoadID because I want to know that if something happens to me, I can be identified easily, my parents can be notified, and my chances for survival are greater because medical officials will know some important information about me.  

    Plus they look cool and have a reflective strip so they are a safety accessory in many ways!

  • http://twitter.com/rgerdon Rebecca Gerdon

     Follow on twitter and like on facebook!

    I wear a RoadID because I want to know that if something happens to me, I can be identified easily, my parents can be notified, and my chances for survival are greater because medical officials will know some important information about me.  

    Plus they look cool and have a reflective strip so they are a safety accessory in many ways!

    • http://twitter.com/lovingthebike Darryl

      Thanks Rebecca….yes they do look very cool.

  • http://twitter.com/DanielFlahiff Daniel Flahiff

     Followed on Twitter!

  • http://twitter.com/DanielFlahiff Daniel Flahiff

     Liked on Facebook.

  • http://twitter.com/DanielFlahiff Daniel Flahiff

     I wear my Road ID because I am a husband and a father and it is the right thing to do for the ones you love.

    • http://twitter.com/lovingthebike Darryl

      Yes it is…..you’re a good man.

  • http://twitter.com/AarontheStrong Aaron of Battlemouth

    I don’t really have any medical issues right now, but I do have a wife and a daughter and if anything happened to me I would want them to know right away. Wouter Waylandt was my age, and while I don’t ride near as hard or far as he does, It hit home to see something like that happen. I wear my Road ID bracelet everyday with my Livestrong bracelet as a constant reminder to give my all, and be safe doing it. Regardless of this contest, it is something I firmly believe everyone should have at least one of!

  • http://twitter.com/AarontheStrong Aaron of Battlemouth

    Liked on Facebook!

  • http://twitter.com/AarontheStrong Aaron of Battlemouth

    I Love me some ROAD ID! Followed On Twitter!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=581220366 Deby Langvin Spangler

    I now follow Road ID on Twitter.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=581220366 Deby Langvin Spangler

    My husband and I just recently purchased RoadID bracelets for a second time. The first time we just bought the regular that gives basic information but with our increasingly complex medical issues it just made good sense to purchase interactive bands that would give our medical history. I love that I can wear that band and if I’m hurt the ER will know my medical history.

    • http://twitter.com/lovingthebike Darryl

      Yes, the interactive bands are a great idea. Good luck in this contest, and thanks for your comments.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=581220366 Deby Langvin Spangler

    I have “liked” RoadID Facebook page.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1517906545 Roy Smalley

    …and I have also followed RoadID on Twitter

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1517906545 Roy Smalley

    …and I have also followed RoadID on Twitter

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1517906545 Roy Smalley

    I have “like”d the RoadID page

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1517906545 Roy Smalley

    I have “like”d the RoadID page

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1517906545 Roy Smalley

    I don’t currently have a RoadID, though I do carry Identification with me when I run or bike. I want one because while out on a training ride three years ago, I was hit by an SUV that ran a stop sign. My wife worries every time I go out, and I think a RoadID might help give her a little peace of mind.

    • http://twitter.com/lovingthebike Darryl

      Yeah, it’s definitely something that gives us all piece of mind. My wife doesn’t like to think about why I wear a Road ID, but I know that it’s a great thing to have.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1517906545 Roy Smalley

    I don’t currently have a RoadID, though I do carry Identification with me when I run or bike. I want one because while out on a training ride three years ago, I was hit by an SUV that ran a stop sign. My wife worries every time I go out, and I think a RoadID might help give her a little peace of mind.

  • http://profiles.google.com/greezus greezus chrust

    My best friend has a Road ID, and it looks killer, not to mention kind of classy too! We tour a few times a year when we can, and it’d be great to have one- not just for touring, but for everyday as well. you never know. I hate carrying a wallet, which means my ID gets left a home a lot unintentionally, so if i don’t win, i should really start writing my name/number in my underwear or something… but EMS probably wouldn’t look there…especially if i crap myself.
    good luck everyone!

    • http://twitter.com/lovingthebike Darryl

      Hahahahaha, nice one. Yeah, they are nice looking…..good luck.

  • http://profiles.google.com/greezus greezus chrust

    following on twitter!

  • http://profiles.google.com/greezus greezus chrust

    liked on facebook!

  • http://twitter.com/pamasaur Pamela

    I want — well *should* wear one because my sister sets a good example. I use biking as my primary mode of transit, so that means that *most* of the time I have identification on me, but when I go running, or go for a quick ride for fun, I don’t always have my wallet, and rolling and running w/o ID isn’t that smart of an idea.

    Also liked on FB and followed on twitter! HT to other commenters – they have a contest they link to on their FB, so be sure to enter that too!

    • http://twitter.com/lovingthebike Darryl

      Good Luck Pamela. It’s a great thing to have and they look great as well.

  • http://antoinerjwright.com Antoine RJ Wright

    You know something, every time that I have seen something about @RoadID, I always said, “that’s something that I need to do.” Having seen it yet again, and about to change locations, this is something that I need to get on top of. Thanks for the poke about this, regardless of the contest.

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      You’re welcome…and thanks for entering. We’ll announce the winner tomorrow afternoon. Good Luck.

    • http://antoinerjwright.com Antoine RJ Wright

      Oh, am following @RoadID on Twitter now.

  • Bianca

    I bought my RoadID in case of accidents while riding, or big nights out :p

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      Hahahaha, yeah I guess it could come in handy for those crazy nights out as well.

  • Bianca

    I like RoadID on Facebook :)

  • Bianca

    I follow @RoadID:twitter on twitter :)

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