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://twitter.com/igitdog M@ Want

    When I ride alone I feel safer. Knowing that if something happens that they can contact my family as I rarely ride with a wallet and there is not way to tell if my phone survived the incident. Plus I like the look o=f mine! :-)

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

      I totally agree….I like the secure feeling it give me and also think it looks great.

  • Actionmusic

    I rode for years with my license in my jersey pocket thing that was enough. One day while riding with a group of guys that I “knew well” a rider got his front wheel stuck in a grate, crashed and was knocked unconscious. We called 911 and when the EMT arrived he asked ” How old is he? Does he take any medication? Does he have any allergies?” We all “knew” this guy but we didn’t know important facts the EMT needed. I ordered my RoadID the next day and I wear it 24/7.

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

      Good stuff….yeah, and all that important information can go on the ID as well. Good luck in the contest.

  • Actionmusic

    I like RoadID on Facebook

  • Actionmusic

    I follow RoadID on Twitter

  • http://jonvick.com/ Jon Vick

    I wear RoadID. I would never go out without it. Too often we see reminders of how vulnerable we are out there on the road or on the trail. I wrote a whole blog post about it a while back – check it out: http://jonvick.com/2011/03/08/road-id-protect-yourself/

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

      Great post…thanks for sharing the link.

  • http://profiles.google.com/baldzach Zach Jacob

    … and I “like” RoadID on Facebook.

  • http://profiles.google.com/baldzach Zach Jacob

    I follow roadID on twitter.

  • http://profiles.google.com/baldzach Zach Jacob

    I have a RoadID, and I wear it. Mostly for my family’s peace of mind while I’m out riding.

  • BFB

    I don’t currently wear a Road ID, though I know I should. I’m a broke grad student and I’ve been using that excuse for too long. I’ve had some close calls which are especially scary when you’re miles from home and no one is expecting you back for hours. I also love the idea of a dogtag or something I can wear instead of something I have to remember to bring, since I’m notorious at forgetting the essentials on long bike rides.

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

      Good luck….if you don’t win this time, we’ll have more Road ID contests in the future. Watch for them.

  • BFB

    I followed Road ID on twitter

  • BFB

    I liked Road ID on facebook

  • BFB

    I liked Road ID on facebook

  • Julian Benton

    I started wearing one a few years ago just when I was out riding. Since I spend most of my time on rural backroads my wife was always a little concerned that something might happen to me. Since then I have purchased an Elite and wear it all the time. I especially like having it when I am traveling abroad for work.

    I am a fan on of RoadID on Facebook and have been following @RoadID:twitter since they started.

    Julian Benton
    @KenpoVelo:twitter

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

      Thanks Julian…..good to hear you’re wearing the ID.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1384583683 Christina Jones

    I’ve followed them on Twitter for a while too

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1384583683 Christina Jones

    I’ve been a fb road id fan for sometime

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1384583683 Christina Jones

    I used to mainly play team sports or train in a gym so I didn’t really need anything like this. Then about 5 years ago I started running outdoors more & cycling and became concerned about something happening to me so I purchased my first ROADID.

  • http://www.mypelotonia.org/riders_profile.jsp?MemberID=63616 Joshua Platt

    Been connected to RoadID on Facebook since getting mine as a present last year.

  • Joshua Platt

    Enjoy following @RoadID on Twitter.

  • http://www.joshuaplatt.info/platts_pelotonia_page/ Joshua Platt

    I consider my RoadID an essential piece of safety equipment, just like my helmet. I was hospitalized from a bike crash when I was a teenager. Luckily people who knew me saw the accident, and got help right away. As a father of 2 kids, I don’t want to take any chances. I ride with my RoadID for me, and my family.

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

      Whoa, you definitely know the benefits of wearing your Road ID. Thanks for sharing you comments.

  • http://www.goingforthegreen.net Dave Krentz

    When I saw Bob Roll wearing his during OLN’s Tour coverage a few years ago I had to have one! It’s better than the crumpled paper in the sandwich bag — glad I’m not the only one — and it sometimes gets people talking. Last summer I showed it to a team of EMTs on their break at a coffee shop: they’d never seen one and thought it was a great idea.

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

      Hahaha, I guess I wasn’t alone in having a crumpled piece of paper in a sandwich bag. I love my Road ID….so much better than what I had before.

  • http://www.facebook.com/themarkmatthew Mark Matthew

    After the last time I was hit by a car, & somehow being able to give my home phone number to the ambo’s, I knew I need something in case it happened again. I went the @RoadID, as it looked the strongest, most visible form of id. I had the saying Stercus Accidit put on mine, as it really does unfortunately!

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

      Oh man, sorry to hear about you getting hit. I hope you never need your Road ID, but good thing you’ve got one.

  • http://twitter.com/kweenkmatt Katie

    Liked, followed, and highly recommended!

    When I first started cycling, my friend suggested I get one, so I did. I wear it *every* time I’m on the bike, and also when I travel.

  • http://twitter.com/ashleyhdesign Ashley Hill

    I’m actually anxiously waiting on my new RoadID slim to show up in the mail, so I would LOVE to get another one to pass along as a gift. I’d be giving it to @beverlycycles since he rides like a maniac.

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

      Good luck….I know @beverlycycles will sure appreciate it.

  • http://twitter.com/ashleyhdesign Ashley Hill

    followed!

  • http://twitter.com/ashleyhdesign Ashley Hill

    liked!

  • http://twitter.com/Posey4shosey Jennifer Posey

    I just received my Road ID on Monday and thought it would be a great way to stay safer while out on the road.

    Liked on facebook and already follow on twitter.

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

      Good luck on getting another one to give away.

  • http://twitter.com/Pub_Cap_Scott Scott

    I wear my Road ID 24/7. I ordered one for my dad first. He loves to ride, but has heart issues. He has already been out on rides alone, when his heart has gone into a-fib. Luckily, he was always close to home. I wanted him to be safe, and the more I thought about it, it is something my wife and I should both have as well. I wear mine all the time, because you never know when you will need it. Car accident on the way to work, something happens during a ride, my info is right there for first responders. If you don’t have one, get one!

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

      I agree….we all need one.

  • http://twitter.com/Bob_Avery Bob Avery

    I don’t have a Road ID … yet. It is actually near the top of my to buy list this spring. (Unless of course, I win this contest. But the best response I’ve seen so far is Fitzalan’s.) I carry my driver’s license when I ride, but I haven’t updated my address on it, so it’s of limited use. And it doesn’t contain contact information for my loved ones. While I always have my cell phone w/ me as well, it is password protected, so wouldn’t be any use to emergence responders. So, I am looking to land the interactive Road ID. Whether I win or not. (But, hint hint, winning one would be most excellent, Darryl!)

    Already follow Road ID on the Twitter. Off to “like” them on FB as well.

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

      Hahahaha, good luck Bob.

  • http://twitter.com/Pub_Cap_Scott Scott

    Already like on facebook

  • http://twitter.com/Pub_Cap_Scott Scott

    Already follow on twitter

  • http://twitter.com/mikegalante Mike Galante

    Liked on Facebook

  • http://twitter.com/mikegalante Mike Galante

    following on Twitter

  • http://twitter.com/mikegalante Mike Galante

    I own 2 Road-IDs, one for each pair of running shoes. There isn’t a single good reason NOT to have one, and so much easier than carrying a license.

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

      Good idea on having more than one…that way you’ll never be without it. Good luck on getting a third.

  • http://twitter.com/Debra_Serrins Debra Serrins

    I like RoadID on Facebook and love the posts – great discussions and sports news.

  • http://twitter.com/Debra_Serrins Debra Serrins

    I follow RoadID on twitter but I’ll retweet too.

  • http://twitter.com/Debra_Serrins Debra Serrins

    I wear RoadID because I run alone and usually in the dark and I want to know that if something should happen, emergency personel can find my family and know who I am.

  • luv2bike

    I offer up my road ID that I would win here to who ever does not have one. I am on my third road id. Trust me order the rubber one with the new clasp. The cloth ID got a little funky after a year.

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

      I totally agree….I have the rubber one and like everything about it. I can imagine what the cloth ones would be like after a long period of time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6213709 Fitzalan Crowe Gorman

    the why: I have a RoadID already but would want to get one for my husband. My experience:

    I got my roadID because I was a endurance runner for years and years. I suffer from Crohn’s Disease and one day while out on a long solo run, I passed out. I woke up in an ambulance. I had no idea where I was or what was going on. Being able to coherently tell the medical staff the drugs I am allergic to and the phone number for my emergency contact was nearly impossible. After that day, I always ran with a roadID.

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

      Thanks for sharing your story….just another real life example on why Road ID works.

  • Anonymous

    I got a Road ID for Christmas. Before that, I did much the same thing as you – contact info in a jersey pocket. But I hear that first responders don’t look in jersey pockets, so they might not find my stuff. The wristband is obvious, and I feel better knowing it’s there.
    Liked on Facebook this morning. Been following them on Twitter for months.

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

      Thanks for the tip…..even more reason to get a Road ID. I guess that crumpled note in my pocket wouldn’t have done much good.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6213709 Fitzalan Crowe Gorman

    Followed on Twitter

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6213709 Fitzalan Crowe Gorman

    Okay–that got all funky….if you can delete the two comments below that are coming up as U.S. ProCycling News, that’d be great. :)

    Followed on Facebook

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

      I’m not sure what happened, but I deleted those ones. Thanks for entering and good luck.

  • http://twitter.com/uscyclingnews U.S. ProCycling News

    Followed on Twitter

  • http://twitter.com/uscyclingnews U.S. ProCycling News

    Followed on Facebook

  • http://twitter.com/GrubbusAllOver Eli Castro

    Hit all three: comment, like and follow. Hoping for a some rad free stuff!

  • http://twitter.com/GrubbusAllOver Eli Castro

    I’ve been riding for just over a year after a few decades off. As I’ve improved my range – I ride 60-70 miles each Saturday now – I’ve ventured further and further into the Texas Hill Country. I carry my drivers licence with me in a jersey pocket, but twice I’ve managed to drop it when digging around for snacks. Also thrilling: the Monday I headed off to the airport with my ID still in my Jersey pocket in the laundry at home. Been intending to get a RoadID since I saw them as a sponsor of the WurstRide last November. This seems like a great opportunity.

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

      Good luck….hey, and I hope to see you out riding in the hill country sometime.

  • http://twitter.com/techknowgn Ben Berry

    I’ve wanted a road ID but simply the cost of keeping my bike up and running (plus racing and such) has been keeping me from getting one. When you have to balance priorities due to finances, some get lost along the way. I already follow road id on facebook and twitter. Their kit is great, I’d love one of their jerseys

  • http://twitter.com/ryanmwilliams Ryan M. Williams

    Followed on Twitter!

  • http://twitter.com/ryanmwilliams Ryan M. Williams

    Liked on Facebook

  • http://twitter.com/ryanmwilliams Ryan M. Williams

    I’ve worn a Road ID for years now. While I was walking down the sidewalk one day on my way home I was struck by a SUV driver. I was thrown into the street, my shoulder broken, but fortunately no head injuries. I think walking, running, and cycling are relatively safe activities, but if something happens and I can’t respond I want my family contacted and I want first responders to have the information they need.

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

      I’m sorry to hear about what happened. I hope you never need another reason to have your Road ID on you….but glad you’ve got one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tim-Starry/100000742238449 Tim Starry

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