REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. — President Biden fell off his bike on Saturday while attempting to dismount in front of a small crowd of reporters and onlookers.
The president said his foot had gotten caught in a toe clip, which caused him to tip over after coming to a stop. He quickly collected himself and stood up, saying “I’m good” 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 the primary lady, Jill Biden, were spending the weekend. On Friday, they celebrated their forty fifth wedding anniversary.
The president had been riding his bike in Cape Henlopen State Park when he had the mishap. He didn’t appear to suffer any injuries, and the White House said he didn’t require medical attention.
After answering questions on tariffs on Chinese goods and gun control laws, he got back on his bike and finished the ride.
Mr. Biden is barely the most recent American president to take a tumble on the general public stage. In 1975, President Gerald R. Ford fell while descending the steps from Air Force One during a visit to Austria. Nearly a decade later, President Ronald Reagan slipped while climbing aboard his plane. And Mr. Biden himself tripped last 12 months while boarding the presidential aircraft.
Mr. Biden’s misfortune on wheels was not without precedent, either. In 2004, President George W. Bush took a spill while mountain biking at his ranch in Crawford, Texas. The subsequent 12 months, Mr. Bush crashed right into a police officer during a motorcycle ride in Scotland. And in 2015, John F. Kerry, then the secretary of state, broke his leg while biking within the French Alps.