- President Biden fell off his bike on Saturday while approaching members of the public in Delaware.
- Biden got up from the fall and said he was “fine,” pointing to his foot getting caught in the pedal.
- The president and first lady were in Rehoboth Beach to mark their 45th wedding anniversary.
President Joe Biden took a tumble from his bike on Saturday while riding near his home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
The president, who was in town this weekend to celebrate his 45th wedding anniversary with his wife, first lady Jill Biden, fell from his bike around 9:30 a.m. as he rode near members of the public and headed toward a turn at Cape Henlopen State Park.
“I’m good,” Biden said after the fall, which took place within view of the press pool. He appeared uninjured upon standing after the incident.
He added: “My foot got caught.”
—Kevin Liptak (@Kevinliptakcnn) June 18, 2022
Biden, who arrived in town yesterday, said he had a difficult time taking his shoes out of the bike’s pedals, which led to the fall.
After getting back up, he spoke with the public and the reporters, opining on the bipartisan gun reform framework currently being hashed out in Washington, DC.
“Did you see what they did in Delaware? Passed an assaults weapons ban. They did what I did years ago. But I am happy with the progress,” he said.
“Alright guys, see you,” he told the group as he headed back on his ride.
—Jenny Leonard (@jendeben) June 18, 2022
The president often bikes in the vicinity of his home when he is in Delaware, which he represented in the Senate from 1973 to 2009 before serving as vice president from 2009 to 2017.
A White House spokesperson said in a statement that Biden did not require medical attention.
“As the President said, his foot got caught on the pedal while dismounting and he is fine. No medical attention is needed. The President looks forward to spending the rest of the day with his family,” the official said.