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 54-year-old Alison Torpey 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.