Chris Cono Memorial Fundraiser

$29,601 of $30k goal

Raised by 321 people in 39 months
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Akiyo Kozakaya   PASADENA, CA
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 gofundme.com:

- 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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Update 1
39 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

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Dana Horning
39 months ago

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!

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$29,601 of $30k goal

Raised by 321 people in 39 months
Created May 28, 2013
AK
Akiyo Kozakaya     PASADENA, CA
BO
$50
Bulet Otavon
34 months ago
MO
$100
Mark Olsen
38 months ago
AB
$400
Aventon Bikes
38 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.

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NM
$200
Nathaniel Miller
38 months ago

With our sincerest condolences. ~ Nathaniel & Jenn

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WV
$100
wayne vaughn
38 months ago

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

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BR
$100
Brian Ryan
38 months ago
$20
Anonymous
38 months ago
PB
$20
Patricia A Baker
38 months ago

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

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BZ
$200
Bryan Zara
38 months ago
DI
$510
Dominguez Ivan
38 months ago

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

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Dana Horning
39 months ago

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!

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