Safety Reporting

Safety Reporting is NICA’s tool to better understand the types and causes of injuries seen in mountain biking. These reports allow us to pursue data-driven strategies to protect the safety of Student-Athletes, Coaches and the NICA Community. When Student-Athletes or Coaches are injured, reports are submitted by each Team’s Designated Reporter. We call each report an “incident report.” 

Individual incident reports are only visible to NICA national staff, league staff and vetted University of Utah study staff so each group can track and improve safety. Incident reports are also shared with NICA’s insurance provider and are the first step in filing an insurance claim. At the end of each year, reports are anonymized and included in our Annual Report (see the bottom of this page for more information).

Designated Reporters also report how much each team is riding and racing via weekly “exposure reports.” These reports are crucial to the success of Safety Reporting because incident reports without knowing how often a rider is practicing and racing tells only half of the story, and we cannot fully interpret the incident data without both halves.


Team Designated Reporter

  • Submits all incident reports for any injuries on their team
  • Submits weekly exposure reports during season
  • Confirm exposure reports have been received and submit any missed reports via the Safety Reporting Team Exposure Log (this is updated weekly)

Coaches and Event Staff

  • Report injuries to Team Designated Reporters

Parents and Student Athletes

  • Report injuries to Team Designated Reporters 
  • If seeking medical care, report diagnoses and updates to Team Designated Reporters

NICA Safety Study Annual Reports 

The Safety Study is designed to better understand the types and causes of injuries seen in NICA, and to pursue data-driven strategies to protect the safety of Student-Athletes, Coaches and the NICA Community.

Safety Study Annual Report (2018)

For additional questions, please email SafetyReporting@nationalmtb.org