Canadian Cycling Magazine - - THE CALENDAR -

1 You have 24 shop­ping days un­til Christ­mas. Don’t panic. Head over to our gift guide on p.58.

14 It’s the last Fri­day night race at the Burn­aby velo­drome for the year. The night’s event is en­ti­tled, “Christ­mas Cram­per Rac­ing.” Sounds like holly, jolly fun. 14-16 The track cy­cling World Cup has its fi­nal Euro­pean stop of the sea­son in Lon­don. Rid­ers take to the boards at the Lee Val­ley Velopark.

17 On this day in 1903, 115 years ago, two bi­cy­cle builders from Day­ton, Ohio, got an air­plane off the ground at Kitty Hawk, N.C. Much of what Wil­bur and Orville Wright learned from bike man­u­fac­tur­ing and main­te­nance helped them to build the Wright Flyer.

20 For the fourth year in a row, Cy­cling Canada is run­ning its Christ­mas Cross Camp. The pro­gram pro­vides sup­port to elite and de­vel­op­ing ath­letes in Eu­rope. Look for Canucks at the fol­low­ing events: Na­mur World Cup (Dec. 23), Zolder World Cup (Dec. 26), DVV Tro­fee Azen­cross (Dec. 28), Su­per­pres­tige Diegem (Dec. 30) and Grand Prix Sven Nys (Jan. 1).

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