| 14 April 2024, Sunday |

Biden falls after flubbing bike dismount, but uninjured

US President Joe Biden fell off his bike on Saturday while stopping to greet fans during a weekend trip to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

After rising up right away, he appeared to be unharmed. “I’m fine,” Biden, 79, remarked after taking a tumble in front of the cameras. He explained, “I got my foot tangled up.”

The president, who was wearing a bike helmet, said the toe cages on his bike should be removed after his foot got caught before he could steady himself.

Later, Biden spent several minutes chatting with people who had gathered to watch him bike.

Biden and first lady Jill Biden were finishing up a morning bike ride in the Gordons Pond area on the Delaware shore. They marked their 45th wedding anniversary on Friday.

The White House said the president did not require medical attention.

“As the president said, his foot got caught on the pedal while dismounting and he is fine,” said a White House official who did not wish to be named. “The president looks forward to spending the rest of the day with his family.”

Asked how he was feeling while emerging from church later on Saturday, Biden did a series of hops before entering his vehicle.

  • Reuters