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TODAY AT ENCINO VELODROME 

All proceeds from this event will go to benefit the family of a fallen friend.  There will be a track certification clinic, some races, some raffles, some prizes and a whole lot of riding to be had.  Twenty bucks to ride (includes a raffle ticket), ten bucks to rent a bike (if you need to) and five bucks for each additional raffle ticket.

Check out the rest of the details on the Facebook event page.
TODAY AT ENCINO VELODROME 

All proceeds from this event will go to benefit the family of a fallen friend.  There will be a track certification clinic, some races, some raffles, some prizes and a whole lot of riding to be had.  Twenty bucks to ride (includes a raffle ticket), ten bucks to rent a bike (if you need to) and five bucks for each additional raffle ticket.

Check out the rest of the details on the Facebook event page.

TODAY AT ENCINO VELODROME


All proceeds from this event will go to benefit the family of a fallen friend. There will be a track certification clinic, some races, some raffles, some prizes and a whole lot of riding to be had. Twenty bucks to ride (includes a raffle ticket), ten bucks to rent a bike (if you need to) and five bucks for each additional raffle ticket.

Check out the rest of the details on the Facebook event page.
CHRIS CONO MEMORIAL FUNDRAISER 

In just two days, the cycling community has raised over $20,000 for Chris Cono's family to be able to handle expenses during this time of great loss.  Please join in by contributing generously to the Chris Cono Memorial Fundraiser and help reach the $30,000 goal.

From the fundraiser page:

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.
CHRIS CONO MEMORIAL FUNDRAISER 

In just two days, the cycling community has raised over $20,000 for Chris Cono's family to be able to handle expenses during this time of great loss.  Please join in by contributing generously to the Chris Cono Memorial Fundraiser and help reach the $30,000 goal.

From the fundraiser page:

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.

CHRIS CONO MEMORIAL FUNDRAISER


In just two days, the cycling community has raised over $20,000 for Chris Cono's family to be able to handle expenses during this time of great loss. Please join in by contributing generously to the Chris Cono Memorial Fundraiser and help reach the $30,000 goal.

From the fundraiser page:

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.

FORTUNE 700: A FIXED COG STAGE RACE 2011 


This short documentary about fallen rider Chris Cono's Fortune 700 stage race was released just a few days ago. It includes an insightful introduction narrated by Chris himself in which he shares his personal history and views about bike racing. May he rest in peace.
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R.I.P. CHRIS CONO


I am devastated to report that a great rider, racer, organizer and friend passed away yesterday from following a crash during the CBR Public Safety Memorial Day Criterium. Chrisopher “Cono” Contreras was a hugely energetic and motivated person who believed that bike racing should be enjoyed by everyone. He created and organized a popular fixed gear stage race called Fortune 700 which took place seasonally at the Pasadena Rose Bowl. On Wednesday nights, I had the pleasure of training with him many times at Encino Velodrome. He was always great company, enjoyed riding his heart out and loved to introduce others to his passion for bike racing. Chris is survived by his wife and two sons. He will be hugely missed by his family, friends, fellow riders and Southern California’s cycling culture.


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