Mar 31, 2023Ledger Stories

Summer is just around the corner, and we’re excited to announce a new and exciting pop-up event that’s sure to make a splash!

This summer we are transforming our six stories of bike ramps into… wait for it…. A WATER SLIDE, offering a thrilling and unforgettable experience for all ages.

What began as just a dream or near impossibility, in the hands of our brilliant architects and designers quickly became a reality as they considered the long-term needs of our community. This means anticipating changes in user behavior and adapting the design to meet the needs (one of Ledger’s core values). In this case, the designers recognized that the bike ramps could have more than one use, and they carefully planned and executed the construction to accommodate that versatility. 

“One of the challenges in constructing Ledger was its versatility. We could not just focus on building a bike ramp and rails, we had to think of all users in all seasons. As we finished the concrete on the ramps, painstaking measures were taken to ensure water flowed at the right speed from top to bottom as people slide down and that they could make each turn with ease. The railing systems also had to be coordinated so as to offer a safe barrier from sliders becoming airborne as they pick up speed. It is sure to be a thrilling experience and we look forward to the maiden voyage!” —Brian Masters,  Project Manager 

And to add to the excitement: during our testing and preparation we’ve seen test riders gain speeds of up to 28 mph, that’s some serious speed! 

This ingenuity is a prime example of how versatility in design can lead to innovative solutions. By anticipating the needs of users, designers can create spaces that are adaptable and able to meet a range of needs. So whether you’re a thrill-seeker looking for an adrenaline rush or simply looking for a fun and unique way to cool off this summer, our bike ramps turned waterslides are the perfect choice. Stay tuned for more details and be sure to keep your summer calendar open! 

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