Custom isn't just for pros. Ground Keeper was born from a desire to rid the world of boring bikes and provide riders the tools to do so. From design to manufacturing, all of our products are made at our shop in Bellingham, WA. Keeping production in-house has meant we can create a steady stream of fresh designs and turn-around custom products in just a couple weeks. We also regularly collaborate with brands, artists and riders in order to provide an array of familiar and creative designs that will surely turn some heads on the trails.
HOW IT BEGAN
The GK seed was planted in the spring of 2017 after setting out to make a small run of fenders for a project and realizing no one could make what we wanted! Minimums for custom fenders were 100, colors were limited, and if you wanted intricate designs… forget about it. So we set out to fill this massive gap in the market and bring rad fenders to all. After months of testing prototypes and printing capabilities, the first generation of Ground Keepers were born in December 2017. Since then, we expanded our capabilities to custom top caps, frame protection, and most recently, suspension decals. So whether you want to give your bike a crazy new look or just color coordinate with your components, we're here to make sure you can do just that in the easiest way possible!
Keely has worked as a graphic designer and marketing manager in the bike industry for several years and started GK in 2017. Tired of black and grey graphics and the "racer's only" mentality that accompanies the sport, Keely's main goal is to bring a little fun to scene.
Production & Shipping
After managing a bike shop in Juneau, Alaska for 10+ years, Briana decided it was time for a change of scenery so moved to Bellingham and joined the GK team in the summer of 2020. Briana does it all! From Production Lead and Shipping Manager, to Master Gnat Killer and Podcast Picker, she's an invaluable member of the GK team.
Shannon may be a newer addition to the team but she's a self described "long-time listener, first-time caller" after getting her first custom fender back in 2018. At work you'll find her making sure every customer get the best product possible and after hours, she'll probably be on the trails or cruising around town (most likely to a brewery or bakery).
Marketing & Content Creation
While he may look too young to hold any sort of responsibility, Josh helps with a lot of what you will see from Ground Keeper on a day to day basis. Making content, handling customer service, planning product launches and pondering the infinite expanse of the universe, Josh does a bit of everything.