Disclaimer: I received a Road iD Sidekick ID to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews!
What is Road iD?
Road iD is an engraved tag that you wear when you go out for a run (or any other outdoor activity). It contains your emergency contact details and any important medical information, should anything bad happen to you.
I know it’s not nice to think about such scenarios, but when you can bring peace of mind to yourself and those that love you so easily, Road iD makes perfect sense.
I’ve known about Road iD for quite a few years, and have always meant to pick one up. My friend had one she would wear on her ankle. I always thought it was a great idea, but that if I had to strap it on every time I left the house for a run I would eventually forget it.
Fortunately I would never (ever) leave the house without my Garmin. I mean, does it really count if I can’t post it to Strava and the socials?
So when the chance came to test a Road iD Sidekick ID, I jumped at it. The Sidekick ID slides on to my Garmin strap. It has my name, my wife’s number and son’s number on there, should anyone need to make a call on my behalf.
You can also add medical information if applicable, so that first responders can react more efficiently.
Now my Road iD goes with me everywhere. I may forget every other piece of safety gear from time to time, but at least I’ll have my ID on my wrist.
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It literally takes minutes to fully customize and order your Road iD, and shipping is so fast. When I ordered mine it was done with the engraving process within the hour and shipped a couple of hours later. Amazing service.
Please Stop My Garmin
I wrote a little poem that I’m going to share with you.
If you hit me with your car
because you swerved too close
before you think to turn and bolt
do please stop my garmin
If you find me off the trail
my face down in the ditch
don’t you dare just pass on by
please first stop my garmin
If you find me in the snow
blue and fully frozen
please defrost my arm out first
so you can stop my garmin
I hope we never meet like this
but if we ever do
my name is on my road-id
my contact details too
So if you have some extra time
please call the ones I love
but I am thankful most of all
that you stopped my garmin
Just to be clear, while I do put grave importance (no pun intended) on stopping my Garmin when I’m not running, in any of the above scenarios, please seek medical assistance first! Thank you! 🤣