REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. – President Biden fell off his bicycle on Saturday as he attempted to dismount in front of a small crowd of reporters and onlookers.
The president said his foot got caught in a toe clip, causing him to tip over after coming to a stop. He quickly collected himself and stood up, saying “I’m fine” before answering a handful of questions from reporters.
Mr. Biden, 79, often takes bike rides during visits to his vacation home in Rehoboth Beach, where he and first lady Jill Biden spent the weekend. On Friday, they celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary.
The president was biking in Cape Henlopen State Park when he had the accident. He does not appear to have been injured and the White House said he did not require medical attention.
After answering questions about Chinese product tariffs and gun control laws, he got back on his bike and finished the ride.
Mr. Biden is just the latest US president to tumble onto the public stage. In 1975, President Gerald R. Ford fell while descending the stairs of Air Force One while visiting Austria. Nearly a decade later, President Ronald Reagan slipped while boarding his plane. And Mr. Biden himself stumbled aboard the presidential plane last year.
Mr. Biden’s misfortune on wheels was also not unprecedented. In 2004, President George W. Bush spilled while mountain biking on his ranch in Crawford, Texas. And in 2015, then-Secretary of State John F. Kerry broke his leg while biking in the French Alps.