Chris Cono Memorial Fundraiser

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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    • $100 
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    • $400 
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    • $200 
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    • $100 
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Akiyo Kozakaya 
Pasadena, CA