Ky. High-Wheel Rider Seriously Hurt In Md. Race

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(Photo credit: ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo credit: ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a high-wheel bicyclist from Kentucky is in serious but stable condition at a hospital after she was hurt in a race in Maryland.

Police say Alison Torpey, 54, of Louisville hit her head just below her helmet in a fall from her penny farthing bicycle Saturday.

Torpey’s biography on the event website says she rides a 52-inch bicycle built in 1887. It says she is an experienced rider and state captain of the Kentucky Wheelmen club.

Twenty-five riders from around the country participated in the race through Frederick’s downtown historic district.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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