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.READ MORE: Drive-Thru Mass COVID Vaccination Site Opens At Ripken Stadium Thursday
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.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Severe Thunderstorms Watch Issued, Then Temperature Drop Expected
Twenty-five riders from around the country participated in the race through Frederick’s downtown historic district.MORE NEWS: Lawsuit Filed On Behalf Of Baltimore Man Who Died After He Was Struck During A Police Chase Last Spring
(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)