About the Tour de Ladd

12th Annual Tour de Ladd: Wednesday, October 2, 2019

A huge thank you goes to the Abernethy community for raising over $41,000 last year! And another thank you to all of the volunteers who helped make the event a success.


Since 2008, the Tour de Ladd has been held in the morning of the first Wednesday of October. The event provides great exercise and excitement for the kids and spectators and further promotes the school's commitment to lifelong wellness.

Prior to the event, students ask for support from family and friends, who pledge to donate a set amount based on participation or an amount per lap completed. Then, on the big day, the students ride bikes or scooters around the 0.4 mile course on the streets adjacent to the school while volunteers tally the number of laps ridden. The streets are closed to vehicular traffic during the event. There are several waves of riders, who ride for 10-20 minutes based on grade level. Non-riders participate in the cheering section. Sorry, parents and siblings, no riding with the kids but please come and cheer them on!

All donations to Tour de Ladd are tax deductible. 100% of proceeds go to the Abernethy School PTA. These funds have been used for extra instructional and library support, a classroom teacher, scholarships for aftercare and extracurricular activities for families in need, extra books and supplies in classrooms and so much more, both at Abernethy and at other schools around our district, via Portland Public Schools' All Hands Raised foundation. Your gift ensures that next year’s students will continue to have the best possible experience.


This year's Tour de Ladd will be held Wednesday, October 2, 2019. For class-specific schedules and lots more information, see the event info page.  


You must complete a waiver in order for your child to participate!  Please click on the Waiver link above to complete the online waiver, or pick up a paper waiver in the school office.

You can now collect pledges ONLINE!  Click here to register your kid for online pledging: https://www.pledgestar.com/abernethy/.  If you have multiple children to register, please see the Event Info page for more details.


Please contact the 2019 Tour de Ladd Co-Chairs: Carrie Richardson and Bill Morgan with any questions!  PTATourdeLadd@supportabernethy.org