RaceDots® are the simple, colorful and non-destructive alternative to safety pins. Each RaceDot is a patented assembly of two very strong magnets that lock together (so much better than just flat magnets) to hold your race number in place, but they never hurt your clothing. RaceDots are the *ONLY* UCI-approved alternative to pins for use in professional cycling around the globe. Speed tested to 65mph, our magnets are STRONG! It's the inter-locking design that keeps your number on and in place! Buy the ones that work through thin and thick material, the ones that match your mood and your clothing (matching gear makes you faster). We offer 26 stock colors with more coming this year, plus we can make custom designs (minimum starts at 50 packs of 4) contact us if interested.
RaceDots are made from extremely strong rare-earth magnets in a thin metal shell. The patented design allows the two magnetic pieces to lock inside one another making for an extremely strong, hard-to-break bond. GORE-TEX®, thermal jackets, rainwear? No holes, no problem!
RaceDots hold fast through clothing, so you’ll never pierce or tear your favorite technical tee or cycling jersey again. Plus, the RaceDots shell is nickel-plated copper, so they will never rust and leave ugly stains no matter how much you sweat. We also offer a nickel-free option, contact us if interested.
Putting RaceDots on is a snap—no more pricked fingers! Plus, you can slide RaceDots around or hold one in place and move your number underneath it for perfect placement. Try that with a safety pin or cheap, plastic button! Now the OCD side of you will be happy, and a happy runner is a FAST runner!
Having been competitive runners and cyclists for over 20 years, we here at RaceDots® love a little friendly competition - like that from cheap knock-offs. We purchased a few such items to show you that with the slightest tug your number will slip out from between two flat magnets, regardless of whatever nifty plastic has been glued to them. Not from our locking magnets!
RaceDots began when we tried flat magnets and were not satisfied - they simply don't work! Same goes for thin plastic clips - they will never work with GoreTex® or rain shells or thick material. We took the time to design a better mouse trap so to speak, and we earned two US Patents and two US Trademarks along the way but most importantly our design works! Our magnets are literally twice as strong as the competitors so when you combine them with our inter-locking design the result is one that works, holding your number on through thick and thin fabrics. And that is why our product costs more than the cheap knock-offs, it is simply superior! #YouGetWhatYouPayFor
RaceDots are available in several colors to match any outfit. Doing an overnight relay or an ultramarathon that starts and ends at night? You'll never fumble around in the dark with our reflective RaceDots. Our designs change all the time, so let us know if you have any ideas!
Custom RaceDots are ideal for matching team kits, corporate logos or as part of a fundraiser or special event. And we all know matching gear makes you faster. The minimum for custom orders is 50 packs of 4 or 10. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Hi, I’m Jason Berry, the inventor and founder of RaceDots. I’m an independent filmmaker, have been making sport documentaries for the past 20 years and have been racing bikes for just as long. I ride mountain, road, and cyclocross.
Over the years I have had countless conversations with other athletes about the lack of decent alternatives to safety pins. I began experimenting with magnets that lock together and realized I was on to something. Once I shared the idea with fellow cyclists and runners, I knew it was worth pursuing. I sincerely hope you like my idea and will consider giving RaceDots a try.
Please follow us on social media as we won't be updating the website on a weekly basis like we will in S.M. Our goals include breaking the 100 stores mark for retailers carrying RaceDots - please e-mail if you'd like to carry our products.
I knew that RaceDots would appeal to a wide segment of athletes, so I turned to you—runners and walkers and cyclists of all kinds—to make RaceDots happen. I used the on-line crowdfunding platform Indiegogo to raise the funds I needed to bring RaceDots to market. And, boy, did you respond! I more than doubled my $30,000 fundraising goal by raising just over $69,000 in a little over a month. In the process, RaceDots became the third most-funded sports-related campaign on Indiegogo to date! Now RaceDots are patented and we ship around the world daily.