The 4th Annual DCR Cave Open House–December 2nd, 2017


It’s that time of year again!

Time for you to start planning your trek to the 4th annual DCR Cave Open House!  Yup, it’s gonna be the fourth open house already – how time flies since we did all that construction!  Here were the first, second, and third DCR Open House events!

The open house is on a Saturday evening for folks that want to come check out the DCR cave, and just in general have fun chatting about sports and sports technology (and wine, cheese, and cupcakes).  Oh, and we give away a bunch of free stuff.  Watches, gift certificates, apparel, and a few random other things I had floating around.  Clever Training is awesome for helping out on that front (they supply all the tech goodness!).

Oh: And you’ll really want to come this year. Why? It’ll be the last open house for the iconic DCR Cave V1.  As much as I love this underground space, it’s simply grown too small for my needs.  As occasional visitors can attest, on any given random day where I haven’t made it look pretty for photos, there’s barely enough room to walk across the room.  And that ignores my slowly filling up every bit of storage space we have. So we’ve begun the search for a much bigger space, and it’s likely that’ll be finalized in the new year.  Thus – last call!!!


About 50 folks came the last few years, and it’s definitely been good times!  Plus, we’ve had a Christmas tree full of prizes to giveaway!


Of course, the evening of the Open House I’ll have plenty of devices around should folks want to play with the latest and greatest stuff.  Anything that’s been announced will be available and fair game for tinkering, including all the newest trainers and watches.  Anything!


Of course, there’s also the DCR group run on Saturday morning, which is a blast.  We do one of my favorite runs around the city, hitting up many of the major sights.  That’ll definitely be on the docket again as always – so you don’t want to miss it!

Because how epic is this shot from last year?  GoPro for the win!


Unfortunately this year the annual Paris Santa Clause 10K run/race is held much later (Dec 17th), so it doesn’t quite fit scheduling wise like it has in the past.  I’ve found most people are tied up around that time frame in December insofar as travelling.

Beyond DCR things, there’s tons of fun stuff in the city to do if you’re coming from out of town.  For example the Christmas Markets are up then in multiple locations – including the Champs-Élysées. Not to mention ice skating should be open at a few major locales around the city.  And finally, for those who want to skate, there’s the weekly Paris Roller events on Friday nights that are always epic (they also have a tamer version on Sunday morning geared towards families).  If you’re looking for other ideas, just drop a note below – happy to point folks in the right direction.

As you can see – it’s a great time of year to visit the city, especially since it’s just ahead of the typically more busy tourist weekends.


For the Open House:

Date: Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 – Starting around 7PM.
Address: Location sent via e-mail few days ahead, but within the Paris 5th Arrondissement near Notre Dame
Closest Metro: St-Michel Notre Dame (RER-B/C) or Cardinal Lemoine (Line 10)
Food: We’ll have various appetizer & dessert items…and lots of wine!
Price: Free of course!

For the DCR Run:

Date: Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 – 9AM
Address: Same as above, I’ll send out a note in the days prior with exact address.

We’ll leave at 9AM from the DCR Cave location (sunrise is 8:33AM that morning).  We’ll divide into two groups on a route that’s approximately 7.5 miles (12 kilometers), though folks can turn around early, or use the Velib’s (bike share) near the Eiffel Tower along the route.  While we’ve historically divided up into two groups, with The Girl leading one, that’s going to be a bit non-possible this year since Peanut 2 will have arrived just a few weeks prior.  So we’ll just be one big group!

You’ll be able to securely store bags/etc during the run here at the DCR Cave/Studio, and there’s also a bathroom here as well.

Upon return we’ll have some goodies to help you replenish your nutrition for a few hours.  For those that want to pickup a Velib pass, you can actually do so before the run, right next to the DCR Cave, it costs less than 2EUR for a 24hr Velib pass.


For the open house simply use the form below to sign-up (just so I can figure out how much cheese and wine to buy, and cupcakes to make!), we look forward to seeing you then!

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I’ll use the e-mail provided to send the final details (and a reminder) as we get closer to the date.  We’re looking forward to seeing everyone there!

See ya then!
– Bobbie & Ray

Note: Folks from various sports tech companies are of course more than welcome! Just be sure to bring enough devices for everyone. Kidding! Or not.


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  1. Giles Roadnight

    I’d love to see the cave…
    I might make the effort and pop over from London if there was a group ride. Don’t do running me…

  2. Eduardo Guemez

    Unfortunately Paris is a bit too far from Mexico City… Enjoy what seems to be a great event and good luck on the move.

  3. chris

    Have to talk the wife into traveling …

    Ummm…Peanut 2? Any chances a wrench in the planning?

  4. fisao

    Would love to come with my wife, alas, that weekend will not be possible for us. Thank you for the lovely invitation though and I wish all that do go a very good time!

  5. Michael Coyne

    I really wish I could go, but it’s so far away. Maybe someday.

    If I could go, I think what I’d most want to know is if the CLIMB will be in the cave in time for people to see in person. It definitely seems cool, but hard to say if it’s worth it for sure till you’ve tried it yourself. Kinda like the Vive. I didn’t think it’d be worth it till I tried if, but then I was hooked… and proceeded not to buy it anyways because my computer can’t run it and getting both would’ve been out of budget XD

    Hopefully the CLIMB is also awesome and hopefully this time it doesn’t just become one of many awesome things I’ve passed by because something else came up to take my money

  6. Stuart

    I’d love to be there.

    Sadly, the price of a ticket to Europe from Australia is just a bit too much for me to manage, much as I’d love to geek out over all the cool toys. Hope it goes well for all involved.

  7. MagicM

    Unfortunately I can’t make it to paris that time of the year. But can I stop by and get my free watch -sorts of a pre-giveaway- the coming few days since I’ll be in paris anyways?

    Anyways thank you for your awesome work- I’m excited about your DCR cave V2 in-depth review!

  8. Jim

    Don’t blame the cave, man. You should take a moment and reflect- You changed, not the cave.

  9. Nicole

    Ray and Bobbie – This was so much fun last year! Best of luck with the new baby. – Nicole from DC Tri Club

  10. Mat0x4e

    Hi Ray,
    For the run only, how do we sign up ?
    Just a comment ?
    Best regards !

  11. José

    I finally convinced my girlfriend to go to Paris in December, but I’m missing this by one week! Will any possible delays be announced?

    • Ahh, bummer!

      No, no plans for delays, sorry! But, the solution seems obvious: Stay an extra week! :)

    • José

      I’m not sure my girlfriend would let me go a week early. Something about having to be on the same flights across the Atlantic.

    • Oh, no, you need to think bigger: Take HER for the extra week too!

    • José

      I tried that when I initially booked the tickets and it was a no go. Also, regarding

      “Christmas Markets are up then in multiple locations – including the Champs-Élysées”

      My understanding is that the market on Champs-Élysées is cancelled this year. Is that not the case?

  12. Nate

    Looks awesome! Any chance you’re leading a run at 2018 CES in Las Vegas?