It’s a jam. It’s a competition. It’s a flatlander’s paradise. And it’s sure to be the most talked about BMX flatland event of the Fall. GuruJam is the fourth and final round of the 2013 Am Flatland Circuit. Overall titles will be decided at this event. Come get your zen on. You won’t want to miss this one.
The GuruJam will be held in Columbus, Ohio at the TerraDome, the largest indoor flatland facility in the midwest, and only 3 miles away from the Port Columbus International Airport. It’s in a warehouse so there isn’t a formal sign from the road. Just follow the crowd!
664 North James Road
Columbus, Ohio 43219
There are a number of affordable hotels within two to three miles from the contest location:
1450 Airpointe Dr
Columbus, OH 43219, 614-337-8400
Book by Sept 25 for event rate. Ask for "GuruJam"
4280 International Gateway
Columbus, OH 43219, 614-235-0717
Hilton Garden Inn
4265 Sawyer Road
Columbus, OH 43219, 614-231-2869
Americas Best Value Inn
4240 International Gateway
Columbus, OH 43219, 888-315-2378
GuruJam is the fourth and final round of the 2013 Am Flatland Circuit. Like previous Am Flatland competitions we’ll run the GuruJam as a “best of two runs” format. Here are the details:
The contest run area will be about 40' x 40', and there’s plenty of room for practice. The floors are smooth, but will be slightly tacky after being mopped with soda pop. You’re going to love this location.
Pro - 2:30 minute/run
Expert - 2:00 minute/run
Veteran - 1:30 minute/run
Novice - 1:00 minute/run
The GuruJam is being held on Saturday, October 26th. Here’s what to expect:
Am Flatland Circuit finals to be held in Columbus at The TerraDome training facility on October 26, 2013.
Columbus, Ohio August 10, 2013 - QuestBMX presents “GuruJam 2013” as the final stop on the Am Flatland Circuit (http://amflatlandcircuit.com) 2013 series of BMX Flatland contests on October 26 in Columbus, Ohio.
The competition will be open to novice, veteran, expert, and professional classes and is expected to draw competitors from North America and Europe.
The live-audience event is being live streamed over the web for fans across the globe, and features Zack “Catfish” Yankush as the MC. BMX riders and fans from everywhere admire Catfish for his active role in promoting BMX over TV, social media, and personal appearances at events and local skateparks.
Competitors will be judged by an all-star panel of celebrated X-Games athletes: Chad DeGroot who was voted #14 on Ride BMX's "20 Most Influential Riders of the Last 20 Years," Effraim Catlow who now runs the largest flatland blog, FlatMattersOnline, and Bryan Huffman, the legendary rider from North Carolina.
The venue for the event, The TerraDome, is a modern industrial building that has been repurposed for flatland BMX riding featuring a large laser-leveled concrete floor and an observation deck. The TerraDome moniker comes from “Terra” referring to Earth / land and “Dome” referring to an enclosure. It has become internationally renowned as a perfect riding space amongst enthusiasts.
“October 26 will be a great day for flatland, both the World Circuit (in Japan) finals and American Circuit (in Columbus) finals will be webcast one after the other. The level of riding is going to be absolutely astounding, and I’m eager to see what these guys can do on such a perfect floor.” said Joe Cicman, principle organizer of the contest.
A registration form, competition guidelines, and awards information will be available on the competition web site http://gurujam2013.com. Summary event details are also available on the Am Flatland Circuit site (http://amflatlandcircuit.com/amflt_v2/round-4/).
Web Media Coverage:
FlatMatters Online: GuruJam Diaries Part 1
FlatMatters Online: GuruJam Diaries Part 2
FlatMatters Online: GuruJam Diaries Part 3
FlatWebTV: Live Chat with the TerraDome
FlatMatters Online: Dub wins GuruJam!
FlatMatters OnLine: AMFLT Circuit 2013 results
Michael King Photography: GuruJam 2013
FlatMatters OnLine: GuruJam Moments video
The Come Up: GuruJam Moments video
Soul BMX Mag: GuruJam Moments video
Global Flat: GuruJam Moments video
Collateral BMX: GuruJam Moments video
DiversionTV: GuruJam Moments video
20InchPost: GuruJam Moments video
BMX Feast: GuruJam Moments video
BMX Feed: GuruJam Moments video
BMX Union: GuruJam Moments video
831 Flatland Blog: GuruJam Moments video
Townspot TV: GuruJam Moments video
YouKu (China): GuruJam Moments video
Global Flat: GuruJam pro results and photos
FlatMatters OnLine: GuruJam summary - a wonderful write-up
Register online to reserve your spot. Pay the registration fee when you arrive at the contest.
Then, pre-pay your entry fee here!.
To keep things calm while determining run-order, we're going to go in opposite the order in which you pay your entry fee. So, the person who pays first, goes last; if you want a middle or starting position, just email us after you pay. If run order is important to you, this is how to easily get the slot you want.
The following judges have already been confirmed: