SHORT-TERM BICYCLE PARKING

BIKE PARKING

WITH GROUND CONTROL SYSTEMS

From setting the campus standard on colleges across the nation to being the city’s choice in multiple U.S. capitals, Ground Control Systems has the bicycle parking solution for your project.

Short-term, or class 2, parking caters to riders visiting businesses, institutions, event centers, or other short-term trips. We offer a selection of utilitarian racks, decorative racks, campus docks, custom and economy racks for your short-term as well as long-term projects. Our vertical and two-tier racks are built to save you every inch (and dollar) on your projects and will satisfy any city ordinance. 

CHOOSING A BIKE RACK

MORE THAN METAL

A bike rack is much more than a bent piece of metal. Racks can serve a purpose beyond a place to park a bike; if chosen carefully, they can significantly benefit a project.

HIGH-SECURITY?

Cyclists heavily rely on U-locks to secure their property. U-locks should secure the bike frame, one tire, and the bike rack simultaneously. Bike racks that are not U-lock compatible may go unused.
Racks with hollow or round tubing are easily cut and should be avoided, choose square tubing, steel or solid materials.

RIDER-FRIENDLY?

Bicycle racks that are rider- friendly are easy to operate and access. A rack is not rider-friendly if handlebars are in constant conflict, spacing is difficult to navigate, or the rack damages the bicycle with bending or scraping. Accommodating all demographics, based on age, ability, or bicycle type, is another part of rider-friendly bicycle parking.

MORE VALUE?

Many businesses think custom, colorful racks will pull in more customers. These racks may look good, but if the purpose is to support cycling customers, they fall short. Customers value convenience over appearance, so choose functional and recognizable bike racks over fun shapes.

HOW TO CHOOSE A BIKE RACK

When learning how to choose a bike locker, you want to keep in mind the durability, security and ease of installation and maintenance. Use this guide to determine what’s important.

SERVICES

ORDINANCE REVIEW

With 25+ years of experience, we help navigate through complex ordinances for a successful project.

TOOLKITS & GUIDES

Our comprehensive tool kits & guides educate & assist with all parking projects.

EXPERT CAD LAYOUTS

Our engineering team offers CAD layouts for the smoothest planning process – it’s just what we do.

PRODUCT SELECTION

Finalize what products work best for your goals, highlighting density, security, longevity, and user friendliness.

INSTALL & DELIVERY

We provide installation, consultation and instructions to make sure your project is completed on time.