Ropes Courses, Inc. (RCI) grew out of a budding passion for adventure products and a dedication to continuous innovation. After his first operation of a zip line course in 1982, owner Jim Liggett recognized a developing interest in a new world. The world of adventure. With unwavering drive and an appetite for discovery, he established RCI in 1989 and has refused to look back since. An adoration for ropes courses and zip line adventure products in the 1980s has matured into a career as well as thriving business that Jim navigates with his wife, Michelle Liggett. RCI proudly designs, engineers and manufactures for companies worldwide and always aims to put a smile on every customer.
The company, based in Allegan, Michigan, currently employs over 70 highly qualified people in such fields as design, engineering, manufacturing, installation and operation of various ropes courses as well as zip line attractions. RCI fervently strives to revolutionize the domain of adventure products by constantly experimenting with new design concepts and technologies.
Every attraction that we engineer is done so with patented integrated systems which increases the level of safety, greatly reduce staff needed and raise throughput capacities as well as the age range for participants. Guests never experience anything short of unforgettable or thrilling when they choose to elevate their fun and engage with our ropes courses.
As a company, it is our mission and responsibility to effectively meet the customers’ needs by delivering a safe product that is able to maintain high volumes of participants but minimal staff. To uphold safety even further, we offer comprehensive and thorough training of course operators and operator trainers. RCI also skillfully delivers services consisting of design, engineering, manufacturing, installation, technical course inspections, equipment and the potential to theme courses.
The Ropes Courses, Inc. products listed below are protected by United States patents. This page is intended to serve as notice under Section 287(a) of Title 35 of the United States Code.
- Sky Trail®: US 7,175,534, US 7,981,004, US 8,066,578, US 8,360,937, US 8,752,668, US 8,893,852.
- Sky Tykes®: US 7,175,534, US 7,981,004, US 8,066,578, US 8,360,937, US 8,752,668, US 8,893,852.
- Sky Rail™: US 8,893,852, GB2505101, US 9,884,633.
- CTS Zip Line: US 8,683,925, US 8,807,044, US 8,893,852.
- US 7,416,054, US 8,016,686. Additional patents may be pending.