Background/Schedule

Background
The St Patricks Day Massacre is an informal ride that began in 2013. To date we've raised almost $135,000 for various causes including art and kindergarten programs, Burrito Project SF, the SF-Marin Food Bank and UNICEF's Children in Ukraine campaign.
Schedule - Departs 7:30AM, Sunday, March 19, 2023
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 at precisely 10:30AM. The individuals with the most climbs (female and male) get their name on the trophy.
Remember 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!

Give/Join

Background
Since 2013 we've raised almost $135,000 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 rideYou need to sign up to participate in the ride and be eligible for a prize or to become a Friend of the Massacre. Note numbers are limited. If you can, please consider donating to the above charities.

Prize Categories/Recordholders

Prize Categories
Most Hawks - Female/Kimberly Fama (8)
Most Hawks - Male/ Zach Morvant (14)
Most Hawks - Over 50/Matthew Sloan (11)
Most Hawks - Over 60/Bob Bretthauer (4)
Most Hawks - Female
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
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 16 riders have qualified as a Friend of the Massacre. See below for how to qualify and for a listing of our permanent Friends.General: 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
Over 50: Female/Male - 8 Hawks/10 Hawks
Tim Kelly, Matthew Sloan (11), Peter Curley, James Scanlan
Over 60: Female/Male - 7 Hawks/9 Hawks
None to date
Over 70: Female/Male - 6 Hawks/8 Hawks
None to date

Route

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 riding the frontside via Conzelman Rd. (Strava segment - Hawk Hill), riders turn around and 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! You participate at your own risk.