May is National Bike Month. This holiday was established in 1956 and is sponsored by by the League of American Bicyclists. Go ride your bikes as a family, and then get your creative wheels turning with these bicycle-themed writing prompts, perfect for homeschool writing lessons. Your kids will compare and contrast, describe, and persuade with these five creative topics. Let’s roll!
1. Century of Progress
The Wright brothers, Wilbur and Orville, owned a bicycle shop in Dayton, Ohio before they invented the first airplane. Write about three differences between traveling by bicycle and traveling by airplane.
2. Jolly Holiday
Imagine your favorite place to ride a bicycle. Is it a dirt bike course in a mountain desert, a breezy boardwalk at the beach, or your own neighborhood streets and parks? Describe this place using strong nouns and vivid adjectives.
3. Your Opinion, Please
Do you believe that wearing a helmet while riding a bike should be required by law? Why or why not?
4. Life is a Highway
Did you know that cyclists must follow the same traffic laws as vehicle drivers? When riding a bicycle, you must ride in the direction of traffic, signal before changing lanes, and yield to pedestrians in crosswalks. Write about three things that would make busy streets and highways safer for cyclists.
5. Ride for a Cause
Many people participate in bike rides that support a charity or cause. If you were to plan a charity bicycling event, what organization would you want to support with the funds you raise? Why is this organization important to you? Where would you hold the event?
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