The inspiration for Road ID was born in the fall of 1999. For my father, the inspiration was his concern for me as I trained
for my first marathon. For me, the inspiration was a black, King Kong size pick-up truck that I nearly came face to face
with on a long Saturday run.
Earlier that fall, I began training for my first marathon. My father worried about me logging all those miles and would
often tell me to "be safe." One day, he suggested that I carry an ID so that he could be notified if I had an accident while
training. Of course, I dismissed that suggestion. I thought: "What could possibly happen to me while running?"
So, there I was, in a ditch, on the side of the road, having nearly been hit by the aforementioned pick-up truck. From that
ditch, my father's suggestion to carry ID started to make a tremendous amount of sense.
Luckily I was OK. But, what if the truck had hit me? I would have been rushed to the local hospital as "John Doe." Without
proper ID, family members and friends could NOT be contacted. Likewise, my Medical records could NOT be accessed at the
hospital. How long would I lay there unidentified? This freaked me out.
A few months later, from my father's damp basement, he and I launched Road ID. To us, Road ID has always been far more than
a business. We are on a mission to save lives.
Since 1999, we have received countless thank you letters and emails from customers that have used their Road ID in accident
situations. Many of these customers say they might not be alive today if it weren't for their Road ID. You can view some
of these stories on our testimonial page.
We thank you for visiting our site. While here, take the time to read a few testimonials. If you do, I trust that you will
make Road ID your new training partner and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with wearing it. Remember, if you ever find
yourself in a situation where you can't speak for yourself, your Road ID will speak for you.
My father, our entire crew, and I place upon our shoulders the responsibility to educate all outdoor enthusiasts about the
vital importance of ID. We hope to make you a customer. More importantly, we hope that you will help us spread the word
about Road ID.
If you have any questions, or just want to say "what's up", feel free to give us a call, email, write a letter, send a telegram
or whip up a smoke signal. All of our contact info can be found on our contact us page.
Be safe out there – and don't forget to tell your friends and family about Road ID.
Mike Wimmer (father) and Edward Wimmer (son)