In 2012, 726 bicyclists and other cyclists were killed and an additional 49,000 were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes, according to a National Highway Traffic Association report. Iowa has 3 deaths in 2012, 5 in 2011 and 8 in 2010 according to the report. Bicyclist deaths accounted for 2 percent of all motor vehicle traffic fatalities and made up 2 percent of all the people injured in traffic crashes during the year. During 2012, 9 percent of the cyclists killed in traffic crashes were 5 – 15 years old. Biking is the most dangerous sport, based on estimates of injuries treated in hospital emergency departments complied by the National Safety Council. In 2012, 547,400 people were treated for injuries sustained while riding bicycles. According to a survey by the National Sporting Goods Association, 36 million people rode bicycles in 2013. Bicycles are increasingly being used for more than recreation. The share of Americans commuting by bike grew by 62 percent from 2000 to 2012, according to an analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data by the League of American Bicyclists. In total there were 864,883 bike commuters in 2012. Bicycle theft is also on the rise. The FBI reports that 194,549 bicycles were stolen in 2012, up by 3 percent from 2011. The average value of a stolen bicycle was $384 in 2012. Follow this link http://tiny.cc/w32txx for information on Bicyclists and other Cyclists from NHTSA.