About our Name Change
Park A Bike Is What We Do. Ground Control is How We Do It.
We realized we were saying this more and more when describing our company and our unparalleled approach to providing bicycle and board friendly parking solutions. Questions like How can we park more bikes in less space? and How do I know which bike racks will fit us best? were common.
Our answer was always that our service is more than simply parking a bike. Much more, in fact. It's about planning and making the best use of space. It's offering a high level of security. It's about user friendly and thoughtfully designed solutions that meet a customer's specific needs. And it's the answer to the question, How do I make best bike and board parking choice that adds the best value to my project?
Our new name, Ground Control Systems™, puts it best. While our former name Park A Bike was a fitting description for the end product of producing great bike racks and docks, Ground Control speaks to the power each buyer has to take control of valuable real estate and make it work for decades, not just a few years. We’ve learned that the right parking system is not about the cost of a rack, but about your project investment in a lifetime parking solution.
Our approach offers more than just the end product. We consider the big picture for bike and board parking systems that riders want to use. Because we start at the site visit, do the CAD drawings, meet and talk with architects and influencers, we are truly offering solutions that both fit and last. We take into consideration your density needs and show you how making the right parking system choice saves you money in the long run. Plus, ours are sustainable solutions that not only meet but beat parking guidelines, year after year.
This is Ground Control Systems™. We are Bike and Board Parking Solution Experts.
The Ground Control Difference
Award Winning Design
Ground Control maintains the high level of excellence we established as Park A Bike, when we received the first ever American Society of Landscape Architects’ People's Choice Award for the design and function of the Varsity Bike Dock® and the SkateDock™. Ground Control Systems takes this excellence even further, incorporating our step-by-step planning and execution process into each specific project.
Bicycle and board friendly parking is not just a goal at Ground Control Systems; it's our mission. With 25+ years in business and more than 10,000 clients, we have helped set the standard for vastly improved user friendliness for bicycle parking that riders seek out.
Dedicated Team Approach
Ground Control assigns you a dedicated relationship manager that ensures the success of your bike and board parking project. We are with you every step of the way to help you take control of your ground.
Setting The Campus Standard
We are the campus standard and premier planning provider for more than 80 universities and corporate campuses throughout the United States. Ground Control Systems recognizes space, cost effectiveness and ease of use are at the top of the list for customers with the greatest need for the best system.
The best parking systems come down to a game of inches. We provide the education to help customers understand this game of inches and how a systemic project investment beats simple product costs every time.
We help orchestrate successful bike parking and skateboard parking projects from site design to product installation within 30 days.
World Class Solutions
We are devoted to providing world-class bicycle and board parking that go beyond bent pieces of metal. We give you orderly solutions that address footprint, space efficiency and actually encourage ridership.