Rehoboth Beach, Del. – President Joe Biden on Saturday fell off his bike at the end of a ride at Cape Henlopen State Park near his beach home in Delaware, but was not hurt.
“I’m fine,” he told reporters after US Secret Service agents immediately helped him. “I caught my foot” in toe cages.
Biden, 79, and First Lady Jill Biden were riding early in the morning when the president decided to pedal to the crowd of well-wishers standing on the bike trail. Biden, who was wearing a helmet, splintered when he tried to land, apparently falling on his right side and rolling onto his back before helping.
The president quickly assembled himself and spent several minutes chatting with the people who had gathered to see him bike. According to a White House statement, Biden did not require medical attention and is “fine”.
Biden attended mass at St. Edmund’s Catholic Church in Rehoboth Beach in the late afternoon. When he appeared after the services, the audience cheered and reporters questioned how he felt. The President smiled and jumped three times in a jump rope-like motion with his hands.
The Bidens were spending a long weekend at their Rehoboth Beach home. They celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on Friday.