St Patrick's Day

March 17, 2024

Children in Ukraine - $4711
SF-Marin Foodbank - $3027

    The St Patrick's Day Massacre is an informal hill-climbing ride that began in 2013. To date we've raised over $140,000 for various causes including art, children and homelessness. This year we are raising money for both the SF-Marin Food Bank and UNICEF's Children in Ukraine campaign.
    Schedule - Departs 7:30AM, Sunday, March 17, 2024
    The Massacre leaves across from Saints Peter and Paul church (666 Filbert St.) in North Beach. You have exactly 3 hours to complete as many Hawks as you can. The ride ends on top of Hawk Hill at precisely 10:30AM. The individuals with the most climbs (female and male) get their name on the trophy. You can also receive the official Friend of the Massacre medal by completing 9 Hawks (female) or 11 Hawks (male).
    Note that this is a casual ride. You participate at your own risk. Obey all rules of the road. We're here to have fun and raise money for some worthy causes, if you are a dangerous or overly competitive cyclist this is not the ride for you!


    Since 2013 we've raised over $140,000 for various causes including art and kindergarten programs, Burrito Project SF, the SF-Marin Food Bank and UNICEF's Children in Ukraine campaign. Please consider our two worthy charities below. All funds raised go directly to the charities.

    UNICEF for Ukraine - Goal $10,000Help us ensure that Ukraine's children have access to safe water, nutrition, health care, education and protection.

    SF-Marin Food Bank - Goal $10,000The Food Bank’s mission is to end hunger in San Francisco and Marin. Together we can ensure our neighbors don’t have to worry about where their next meal will come from.

    Join the rideOnly pre-signed up riders are eligible for a prize or to become a Friend of the Massacre. Note numbers are limited. See a list of who is riding here. If you haven't already please consider donating to the above charities.


    Most Hawks - Female/Kimberly Fama (9)
    Most Hawks - Male/ Zach Morvant (14)
    Most Hawks - Over 50/Matthew Sloan, Michael Kenny (11)
    Most Hawks - Over 60/Bob Bretthauer, Pat Bretthauer (4)
    Most Hawks - Female
    2023 - Sophia Kreide (4)
    2022 - Kimberly Fama (8)
    2021 - Kimberly Fama (9) - new record
    2020 - Kate McGee (5)
    2019 - Rosamaria Cavalho (7)
    2018 - Rosamaria Cavalho (8) - new record
    2017 - Rosamaria Cavalho (7) - new record
    2016 - Evia Curley, Corona Smith (3)
    2015 - Kate McGee (5) - new record
    2014 - Audrey Kelly, Amy O'Brien, Natalia Tiches (2)
    2013 - Jennifer Merritt (2) - new record
    Most Hawks - Male
    2023 - Zach Morvant (12)
    2022 - Zach Morvant (14) - new record
    2021 - Zach Morvant, Ed McGreevy (13) - new record
    2020 - Everyone except Corona (2)
    2019 - Zach Morvant, Chris Phipps, Ken Gallardo (12) - new record
    2018 - Tony Perrie (11)
    2017 - Chris Barbara, Tim Kelly, Peter Curley (10)
    2016 - Chris Barbara (11)
    2015 - Jason Johnson (10)
    2014 - Peter Curley, Mike Cliffe, Jason Johnson (10)
    2013 - Alex Lugosch (11) - new record

    Become a Friend of the Massacre

    Since 2013 we've had hundreds of participants, but only 20 have qualified as a Friend of the Massacre.How to qualify for a FOTM medal0 to 50 years: Female/Male - 9 Hawks/11 Hawks
    Kimberly Fama, Alex Lugosch, Chris Barbara, Tony Perrie, Zach Morvant (14), Chris Phipps (12), Ken Gallardo (12), Ed McGreevy (13), Matty Ice, Jake Fohn (12), Weston Strum, Graham Holoch, Alex Okolish, Nick Woods, John Calcagno
    Over 50 years: Female/Male - 8 Hawks/10 Hawks
    Tim Kelly, Matthew Sloan (11), Peter Curley, James Scanlan, Michael Kenny (11)
    Over 60 years: Female/Male - 7 Hawks/9 Hawks
    None yet
    Over 70 years: Female/Male - 6 Hawks/8 Hawks
    None yet


    The Massacre leaves at 7:30AM, across from Saints Peter and Paul church (666 Filbert St.) in North Beach, with no set route to Hawk Hill.After completing the frontside via Conzelman Rd. (Strava segment - Hawk Hill), riders turn around to descend back to the roundabout, and then down to the intersection of McCullough Rd. and Bunker Rd.From there riders complete as many hill repeats of the backside (Strava segment - Hawk Hill From Bunker road) as possible before the 10:30AM cutoff. Each ascent is 605 feet in elevation and 1.4 miles in distance.Note the Massacre is about climbing not descending. Take your time on the descents, do not cross the yellow line, always observe the rules of the road and roundabout! Stay to the right for both ascending and descending. You participate at your own risk.