If you didn’t read my last post (shame on you), but it’s BIKE TO WORK MONTH!
That also means that I need to get my butt in shape and start going on bike rides. I did my first 10-mile ride last week, and it about killed me. I will say that it was a fantastic feeling to get back in the saddle. With that said, there are a few items I always take with me on rides. The most important (besides a helmet and lights) is my Road ID!
What Is Road ID?
I was starting to write a very long and detailed description of what Road ID is, and the amazing community they have created. Then, after a few hundred words, I remembered they made a video. Let’s just say that it’s much better than what I was writing. Not only that but watching a video is much better than reading, at least I think so. One of my favorite quotes they used was, “My dad might be right about something,” HA, yeah like that would happen.
So, you should watch their video below or click here! I think it is well done and is a fun way to understand what the company stands for. Not to mention, it’s only three minutes long! The video is at the top of the page. There is some text with information at the bottom if you so choose to read it.
Okay, now that you are back, thanks for coming back, what do you think so far?
Road ID is a great company that has a lot going for it. Yes, it’s a straightforward idea, but a simple design that can save your life. I have received questions regarding if Road ID is only for bikers, nope! I refer to it as an outdoor companion. It might have started for bikers, but you can use it for any outdoor activity, for your kids, and even your pets.
If you didn’t already check out their products and want to get an idea of what they offer, click here now!
Why Use a Road ID?
First off, the better question is, why not?
This is a straightforward way to have a safety net every day. It doesn’t just have to be for when you are on an outdoor adventure, on a ride, or running a marathon. It is for everyday life. One of the worst things you can do is not have any ID or medical insurance card on you when you need it most.
An example is if you forget your wallet while going out. Or the short “trip” to the store can quickly be the longest day of your life. If you are in a life-threatening emergency, it is peace of mind knowing that you will have a way for others to not only know who you are and who to call but also your medical history and what hospital to take you.
If you need or are interested in why else you should use one of these impressive pieces of metal. There is additional information here.
In case you are wondering, there are alternatives to the Road ID. I have seen a few of them, but I personally really like what this company stands for. Not to mention, there are a ton of different options (I have a “dog-tag” version as well as a bracelet with a clasp). And all of their products are customizable, which is always a nice touch!
One thing I like to look into is other reviews and testimonials of people that use the product. If this is something that interests you as well, click here. Some of them are hilarious!
Highly Recommend – I Have Two and Counting
Most everyone that knows me is aware that I enjoy gear. I tend to be one of the guys people go to that have questions regarding equipment. I think this is mainly because it’s a life long interest, most gear is amazing, and I have a part-time job at the best outdoor store in the world, yeah, I said it!
Side note, like most retail stores, is ‘closed.’ We are still currently having our biggest sale of the year!
I’m getting off my soapbox and getting back to what this article is all about now. I generally use my Road ID when I’m riding or hiking. I like knowing that my important information is right there for first responders to locate quickly. Not only that, being a former first responder, but I have also seen many people that wear them!
If you are in the military (active-duty military, retirees, veterans, military spouses, and family members), or are you a first responder (Police, Fire, or EMT)? There are additional discounts as well! How cool is that?
Do You Want $5 Off?
The answer is, YES!
If getting your Road ID is something you are interested in, and want $5 off, send me your email address. Better yet, leave a comment below! They allow me to send you an email that you can then use to get a few bucks off your first order. It’s actually how I got my first ID many years ago.
Again, I think it is a piece of mind knowing that if something happens to me, I will be taken care of.
If you place an order, you will notice that you have options, everything from bracelets, necklaces, and even ones that can go on your shoes. Not to mention, they can also be for pets or the kiddos too. The coolest thing, I really like this, is that you get to choose where a portion of your purchase goes, all of which are great causes.
When you place your order, you can choose only to buy the ID with relevant information. This is nice if you know what you want to put on your new ID. There are only a few lines, so make sure you think about it. Or, the other option and what I do is paying for the yearly membership. This allows me to have my most current and essential information on what is called the Emergency Online Profile. Items such as my name, allergies, health coverage, and much more.
To quickly go over the Emergency Online Profile, it is designed for us to participate in outdoor activities and not take the chance of being unidentified in the event of an emergency. The ID is designed to quickly provide vital emergency information to First Responders in the event of an accident. It allows you to create a profile that will tell First Responders your Name, Address, Emergency Contacts, Health Insurance, Medical Information, and more. It is easily accessed 24 hours a day via the internet and even telephone.
If you haven’t guessed, or are skipping to the end, I HIGHLY recommend getting a Road ID! If more than anything, it’s just nice knowing that I don’t need to carry extra stuff with me while outdoors. And they are just cool! After all, as the website says, It’s not just a piece of gear – it’s peace of mind.
So now my question for you, ‘Have you ever needed assistance during a bike ride or an outdoor adventure?‘ If so, I would like to hear about it.
Don’t forget that anyone who leaves a comment below will be getting $5 off their first order. This will be totally up to you if you want to use it or not. It’s mainly just a small thank you for leaving a comment and considering an awesome product that I have enjoyed using for years.
Thanks for reading and I hope this inspires you to get outdoors!