Chris Cono Memorial Fundraiser

Raised: $29,601.00
Goal: $30,000.00

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Akiyo Kozakaya

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We are saddened to announce the loss of our dear friend, teammate, co-conspirator, and colleague Christopher Cono (2/25/1965 - 5/27/2013). The organizer of the Fortune 700 race seri... more


Updated posted by Akiyo Kozakaya 13 months ago

It has been a week since Chris's passing, and the amount of kindness and support you have all provided my family with is immensely touching. We would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts and invite you to attend his service on

Saturday, June 22 2013 at 11:00 am
The Pasadena Civic Auditorium In the Gold Room
300 E Green
Pasadena, Ca 91101

Bike Parking on the Terrace


Created by Akiyo Kozakaya on May 28, 2013

We are saddened to announce the loss of our dear friend, teammate, co-conspirator, and colleague Christopher Cono (2/25/1965 - 5/27/2013). The organizer of the Fortune 700 race series, a long-time employee of Velo Pasadena, and a usual suspect on all the local group rides, Chris was a true leader and advocate in the cycling community since the 1980s. Week after week, Chris could be found racing passionately and vigorously on the LA crit scene. He was a unique character and great teammate who will be greatly missed by all of us.

Chris leaves behind a wife, Akiyo, and two sons.

Cash and check donations for the family can be made at the following locations or online here at

- Velo Pasadena (2562 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91107)
- Velo Studio (4150 Riverside Dr. Burbank, CA 91505)
- Pedal Spin Studio (266 Monterey Rd. South Pasadena, CA 91030)
- SweetSalt Food Shop (10218 Riverside Dr, Toluca Lake, CA 91602)

Please make checks out to Akiyo Kozakaya. All proceeds will go directly to Chris' family.

The financial goal is just a starting point to cover immediate expenses however the long-term goal is much greater. Anything you can do is immensely appreciated.


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My condolences to the family. He must have been an amazing person with a beautiful family. It's been many year since we have been together but I never stopped thinking of you! I love to bike too. Not near as good as you were. Hope I can meet your family someday and learn more about you! God bless your family and rest in piece Christopher! I love you brother!

posted by Dana Horning 13 months ago

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Recent Donations (321)

$29,601 raised by 321 people in 13 months.


Bulet Otavon

8 months ago



Mark Olsen

12 months ago



Aventon Bikes

12 months ago


Our thoughts and prayers goes to the family of Cono. We will always miss you. It was a pleasure meeting you Akiyo at the wph event. From all of us at Aventon.



Nathaniel Miller

12 months ago


With our sincerest condolences. ~ Nathaniel & Jenn



wayne vaughn

13 months ago


met once at the bike shop, will remember for the rest of my life...



Brian Ryan

13 months ago




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Patricia A Baker

13 months ago


I am saddened by the loss of Chris Cono. The cycling community tries to help its people whenever they can. RIP Chris



Bryan Zara

13 months ago



Dominguez Ivan

13 months ago


Wishing all the best to Cono's family, this is the money from the Jersey that I post on for an action, the winer of the action is great person and he was more than happy doing this.


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