Biden takes spill while getting off bike after beach ride

Biden_80199 President Joe Biden stands with his dog Commander as he talks with a woman at Gordons Pond in Rehoboth Beach, Del., Saturday, June 18, 2022. Earlier Biden fell as he tried get off his bike to greet a crowd along the trail.
Biden_63316 President Joe Biden communicates to his dog Commander after greeting a crowd at Gordons Pond in Rehoboth Beach, Del., Saturday, June 18, 2022. Biden fell as he tried get off his bike to greet the crowd along the trail.
Biden_06665 President Joe Biden communicates to his dog, Commander after greeting a crowd at Gordons Pond in Rehoboth Beach, Del., Saturday, June 18, 2022. Biden fell as he tried get off his bike to greet the crowd along the trail.
Biden_82434 President Joe Biden gets back on his bike after he fell when he tried to get off his bike to greet a crowd at Gordons Pond in Rehoboth Beach, Del., Saturday, June 18, 2022.
Biden_18200 President Joe Biden stands with his dog Commander as he talks with a woman at Gordons Pond in Rehoboth Beach, Del., Saturday, June 18, 2022. Earlier Biden fell as he tried get off his bike to greet a crowd along the trail.
Biden_91030 President Joe Biden gets back on his bike after he fell when he tried to get off his bike to greet a crowd at Gordons Pond in Rehoboth Beach, Del., Saturday, June 18, 2022.
Biden_63584 President Joe Biden gets back on his bike after he fell when he tried to get off his bike to greet a crowd at Gordons Pond in Rehoboth Beach, Del., Saturday, June 18, 2022.
Biden_58844 President Joe Biden gets back on his bike after he fell when he tried to get off his bike to greet a crowd at Gordons Pond in Rehoboth Beach, Del., Saturday, June 18, 2022.
Biden_79632 President Joe Biden leaves St. Edmund Roman Catholic Church in Rehoboth Beach, Del., after attending a Mass, Saturday, June 18, 2022. Biden is spending the weekend at his Rehoboth Beach home.
Biden_04519 President Joe Biden reacts when asked how he was feeling as he leaves St. Edmund Roman Catholic Church in Rehoboth Beach, Del., after attending a Mass, Saturday, June 18, 2022. Bystanders cheered as he was asked how he was feeling. He smiled, and took three hops forward, making a jump-rope motion with his hands.
Biden_27333 President Joe Biden reacts when asked how he was feeling as he leaves St. Edmund Roman Catholic Church in Rehoboth Beach, Del., after attending a Mass, Saturday, June 18, 2022. Bystanders cheered as he was asked how he was feeling. He smiled, and took three hops forward, making a jump-rope motion with his hands.
Biden_86324 President Joe Biden reacts when asked how he was feeling as he leaves St. Edmund Roman Catholic Church in Rehoboth Beach, Del., after attending a Mass, Saturday, June 18, 2022. Bystanders cheered as he was asked how he was feeling. He smiled, and took three hops forward, making a jump-rope motion with his hands.
Biden_81091 President Joe Biden reacts when asked how he was feeling as he leaves St. Edmund Roman Catholic Church in Rehoboth Beach, Del., after attending a Mass, Saturday, June 18, 2022. Bystanders cheered as he was asked how he was feeling. He smiled, and took three hops forward, making a jump-rope motion with his hands.
President Joe Biden is helped by U.S. Secret Service agents after falling from his bike as he stopped to greet a crowd on a trail at Gordons Pond in Rehoboth Beach, Del., Saturday, June 18, 2022.
Biden_59778 President Joe Biden is helped after falling from his bike as he stopped to greet a crowd on a trail at Gordons Pond in Rehoboth Beach, Del., Saturday, June 18, 2022.
Biden_12920 President Joe Biden, surrounded by U.S. Secret Service agents, talks to a crowd after falling from his bike on a trail at Gordons Pond in Rehoboth Beach, Del., Saturday, June 18, 2022. Biden is spending the weekend at his Rehoboth Beach home.
Biden_53020 President Joe Biden, surrounded by U.S. Secret Service agents, talks to a crowd after falling from his bike on a trail at Gordons Pond in Rehoboth Beach, Del., Saturday, June 18, 2022. Biden is spending the weekend at his Rehoboth Beach home.
APTOPIX_Biden_73126 President Joe Biden is helped by U.S. Secret Service agents after he fell trying to get off his bike to greet a crowd on a trail at Gordons Pond in Rehoboth Beach, Del., Saturday, June 18, 2022.
Biden_51937 President Joe Biden gets back on his bike after falling when he tried to get off his bike at the end of a ride to greet a crowd at Gordons Pond in Rehoboth Beach, Del., Saturday, June 18, 2022.
Biden_11356 President Joe Biden is helped by U.S. Secret Service Agents after falling from his bike as he tried to get off his bike to greet a crowd on a trail at Gordons Pond in Rehoboth Beach, Del., Saturday, June 18, 2022.
Biden_40417 President Joe Biden is helped by U.S. Secret Service agents after falling from his bike as he stopped to greet a crowd on a trail at Gordons Pond in Rehoboth Beach, Del., Saturday, June 18, 2022.
Biden_43878 President Joe Biden pedals his bike towards a crowd at Gordons Pond in Rehoboth Beach, Del., Saturday, June 18, 2022. Biden fell from his bike as he tried to get off it to greet the crowd.
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REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden fell when he tried to get off his bike at the end of a ride Saturday at Cape Henlopen State Park near his beach home in Delaware, but wasn’t hurt in the tumble.

“I’m good,” he told reporters after U.S. Secret Service agents quickly helped him up. “I got my foot caught” in the toe cages.

Biden, 79, and first lady Jill Biden were wrapping up a morning ride when the president decided to pedal over to a crowd of well-wishers standing by the bike trail. Biden, who was wearing a helmet, took the spill when he tried to dismount, apparently falling on his right side and rolling on to his back before being helped up.

The president quickly collected himself and spent several minutes chatting with people who had gathered to watch him bike. Biden did not need medical attention and is “fine,” according to a White House statement.

Biden attended Mass at St. Edmond Catholic Church in Rehoboth Beach in the late afternoon. When he appeared after services, bystanders cheered and reporters shouted questions about how he felt. The president smiled and took three hops while making a motion with his hands like jumping rope.

The Bidens were spending a long weekend at their Rehoboth Beach home. They marked their 45th wedding anniversary on Friday.

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