There are a lot people in the greater Albuquerque area who ride bicycles, and they probably understand that with this activity comes certain risks. While one might imagine that the biggest single hazard facing bicyclists is the chance of falling off one's bike, the reality is that the single most common cause of bicycle accidents, at least those which get reported, involves the bicyclist getting struck by a car.
In fact, one survey from a few years back attributed 29 percent of all bicycle accidents to cars. The second most common cause of bicycle accidents was falls, at 17 percent. Significantly, 13 percent of these sorts of accidents involved a road or sidewalk not being in proper repair, and 7 percent involved unspecified collisions. In 4 percent of crashes, a dog either bit or interfered with a bicyclist.