Bike Tune-Ups and Rodeo Part of Tribute to Beloved Edmonds Teacher

GayLynne Ullerich, who died in January, rode her bike to work and worked at Lynnwood REI. Her tribute is Saturday at Madrona School.

A tribute to an Edmonds educator GayLynne Ullerich, who died Jan. 15, will include remembrances from her family, students and employer while focusing on the one outdoor activity she enjoyed more than any other: bike-riding.

The GayLynne Ullerich Tribute & Bike Extravaganza will be held Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at in Edmonds.

, 49, was a health and fitness teacher at Madrona who died when the 2008 Suburban in which she was a passenger went off the road on U.S. Highway 2 near Leavenworth. Her husband, Jeffrey Ullerich, who was the driver, and their two teenage children, Joshua and Emily, survived the accident.

Saturday’s tribute, in the school’s cafeteria, will include guest speakers, singers and a video presentation. Immediately following will be a ribbon cutting of her new memorial garden in Ullerich’s honor.

In addition to her teacher duties, Ullerich worked at REI in Lynnwood. REI employees will be on hand at the tribute to perform minor bike tune-ups. And Cascade Bike Club will be sponsoring a rodeo course on the track.

After Ullerich died, about 1,500 people attended a memorial for her.


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