Fourth annual Bicycle Extravaganza honors late P.E. teacher

Dominic Campbell, son of Tom and Arlene Campbell, gets ready to head out onto the rodeo course.

Dominic Campbell, son of Tom and Arlene Campbell, gets ready to head out onto the rodeo course. (Photos by Larry Vogel)

Offering a bicycle repair clinic, a bike swap, and a series of rodeo events, the annual Gaylynne Ullerich Bicycle Extravaganza got underway Saturday morning at Edmonds’ Seaview Elementary School.

Named for late Edmonds School District teacher and bicycle enthusiast Gaylynne Ullerich, the event drew more than fifty participants. Ullerich, who was known for promoting the Bikes in Schools program, bicycling to her teaching job at Madrona School, and promoting cycling in the community, lost her life in 2012 in a tragic car accident.

Madrona teacher and event coordinator Amy Rust assists at the bicycle exchange, where kids could trade in a bike they've outgrown for a larger model.

Madrona teacher and event coordinator Amy Rust assists at the bicycle exchange, where kids could trade in a bike they’ve outgrown for a larger model.

“This is the fourth year we’ve held this event,” said Lib Rust, Madrona teacher and co-event coordinator along with twin sister and fellow teacher Amy Rust. “The first year we held it at Madrona, but the space here at Seaview is so much better for this event.”

You can view video action from this event here.

 "Bicycle Joe" from the Cascade Bicycle Club performed free minor tuneups for participants.

“Bicycle Joe” from the Cascade Bicycle Club performed free minor tuneups for participants.

Madrona students Nicole (3rd grade) and Charlotte (5th grade) Janeway came with their mom, Cathy Baran.

Madrona students Nicole (3rd grade) and Charlotte (5th grade) Janeway came with their mom, Cathy Baran.

 

 

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