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: No Injuries After Crash Involving 2 School Buses, SUV In Edgewood

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: All Remaining Tickets To 'Bakkhai' At Baltimore Center Stage Are Free

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

MORE NEWS: Supreme Court May Soon Loosen Gun Laws As Nation Reels From Massacres

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