Contest Time: Do You Wear Road ID?

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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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119 Responses to “ Contest Time: Do You Wear Road ID? ”

  1. Phoenix Injury on August 19, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    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.

  2. Elnore Macey on July 26, 2011 at 9:04 am

    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

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on July 26, 2011 at 11:39 am

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

  3. John on May 13, 2011 at 5:46 pm

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

    • Darryl on May 13, 2011 at 5:49 pm

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

  4. Larry Hall on May 13, 2011 at 5:41 pm

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

    • Darryl on May 13, 2011 at 5:49 pm

      Awesome Larry….thanks for entering.

  5. Brian on May 13, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    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.

    • Darryl on May 13, 2011 at 5:50 pm

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

  6. Phimojo45 on May 13, 2011 at 5:18 pm

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

  7. Katie on May 13, 2011 at 5:07 pm

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

  8. Phimojo45 on May 13, 2011 at 5:07 pm

     Liked and Loaded on Facebook!

  9. Robert Rubin on May 13, 2011 at 11:44 am

    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.

    • Darryl on May 13, 2011 at 5:53 pm

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

  10. Rod Browning on May 13, 2011 at 11:32 am

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

  11. Robert Rubin on May 13, 2011 at 11:29 am

     Liked on Facebook!

  12. Rebecca Gerdon on May 13, 2011 at 3:48 am

     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!

  13. Rebecca Gerdon on May 13, 2011 at 3:48 am

     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!

    • Darryl on May 13, 2011 at 5:54 pm

      Thanks Rebecca….yes they do look very cool.

  14. Daniel Flahiff on May 13, 2011 at 2:37 am

     Followed on Twitter!

  15. Daniel Flahiff on May 13, 2011 at 2:37 am

     Liked on Facebook.

  16. Daniel Flahiff on May 13, 2011 at 2:37 am

     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.

    • Darryl on May 13, 2011 at 2:47 am

      Yes it is…..you’re a good man.

  17. Aaron of Battlemouth on May 12, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    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!

  18. Aaron of Battlemouth on May 12, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Liked on Facebook!

  19. Aaron of Battlemouth on May 12, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    I Love me some ROAD ID! Followed On Twitter!

  20. Deby Langvin Spangler on May 12, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    I now follow Road ID on Twitter.

  21. Deby Langvin Spangler on May 12, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    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.

    • Darryl on May 12, 2011 at 4:03 pm

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

  22. Deby Langvin Spangler on May 12, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    I have “liked” RoadID Facebook page.

  23. Roy Smalley on May 12, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    …and I have also followed RoadID on Twitter

  24. Roy Smalley on May 12, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    …and I have also followed RoadID on Twitter

  25. Roy Smalley on May 12, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    I have “like”d the RoadID page

  26. Roy Smalley on May 12, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    I have “like”d the RoadID page

  27. Roy Smalley on May 12, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    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.

    • Darryl on May 12, 2011 at 4:04 pm

      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.

  28. Roy Smalley on May 12, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    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.

  29. greezus chrust on May 12, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    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!

    • Darryl on May 12, 2011 at 4:05 pm

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

  30. greezus chrust on May 12, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    following on twitter!

  31. greezus chrust on May 12, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    liked on facebook!

  32. Pamela on May 12, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    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!

    • Darryl on May 12, 2011 at 4:06 pm

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

  33. Antoine RJ Wright on May 12, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    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.

  34. Bianca on May 12, 2011 at 2:10 am

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

  35. Bianca on May 12, 2011 at 2:05 am

    I like RoadID on Facebook :)

  36. Bianca on May 12, 2011 at 2:04 am

    I follow @RoadID:twitter on twitter :)

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