Joe Biden removed the top clamps from his bike after a fall last month when his leg got trapped.
The 79-year-old president joked with reporters on Sunday that he took off his accessories while cycling around Rehoboth Beach in Delaware.
Meanwhile, his Secret Service agent reportedly fell off his bike earlier in the day, and Biden told viewers, “It wasn’t me!”
It comes after the president flew off his bike last month before a team swooped down on him and made sure he was unharmed.
He appears to have blamed the toe clips and was spotted at one location near his home on Sunday.
ALL SMILES: The President appeared to be in good spirits during his bike ride on a sunny day in Delaware
Before and after photos show the presidential bike when it had toe clips, now removed
Biden, wearing a helmet, dark blue polo and gray shorts, drove up to the journalists who were waiting for him in the first hours.
He said, “I want you to know something important. I took off… the thing.” They then tried to ask him about the schedule for the day.
But he pedaled away and was followed by his entourage of security, many also on bicycles.
One agent reportedly fell off his bicycle over the weekend while pedaling behind the president.
“It wasn’t me,” Biden said in response to questions about the agent’s escape, according to TIME political reporter Eric Cartelesa.
U.S. President Joe Biden greets reporters while riding his bike through Gordon’s Pond State Park in Rehobeth Beach, Delaware on July 10, 2022, wearing a black helmet and navy polo
The president’s fall on his bicycle in June doubled doubts about his frailty, and he was seen several times tripping over the stairs leading to Air Force One
The president’s fall while riding a bicycle in June doubled doubts about his frailty, and he was seen several times tripping over the stairs leading to Air Force One.
He fell during his morning commute in Rehoboth Beach around 9:30 a.m. on June 18 while trying to stop and greet the crowd.
As he attempted to dismount his motorcycle, his boots caught and he fell sideways, prompting a frantic scramble by the Secret Service and the press to help him up.
After the fall, Biden was on the ground for about 10 seconds, after which he was helped up by several Secret Service agents.
Minutes later, Biden was a crowd pleaser — even bringing one woman out to meet the first dog commander, who was being walked nearby.
First Lady Jill Biden, who joined her husband after being approached by reporters, missed the drop after getting close to the head of state.
The White House said that the president did not need to see a doctor after the incident.
“As the President said, his foot got caught on the pedal while speeding, everything is fine with him. No medical attention is required.
“The president is looking forward to spending the rest of the day with his family,” the official said back in June.
President Biden was wearing sky blue Nike shoes on the day of his fall in June, as they were crushed into the footpegs of a bicycle
JUNE: Footage of the incident quickly spread on social media after the president struggled to his feet
Biden halts bike ride to urge women to ‘continue to protest’ abortion bill – as he reveals he is considering whether to declare it a public health emergency
- President Joe Biden told reporters he was consulting with staff about “whether I have the authority” to declare a public health emergency and what impact it would have
- His communications director, Kate Bedingfield, told the Washington Post: “Joe Biden’s purpose in responding to Dobbs is not to please some activists.”
- It comes after criticism from progressives that the president is not doing enough to oppose the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade
- The president spoke to the press during a bike ride in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
- He shared a message for women demonstrating across the country: “Keep protesting. Continue to speak your mind. This is critical.”
President Joe Biden suggested Sunday that he is in talks with staff about whether to declare a public health emergency following the Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health.
It comes hours after his White House finally cut back on progressives who blasted Biden for not doing enough to protect abortion rights.
Late last month, the high court sided with Mississippi prosecutors in their request to end the federal abortion protections granted in Roe v. Wade.
Biden was on his way to a bike ride near his Delaware residence on Sunday when he stopped to speak to reporters, who asked if he was considering declaring a public health emergency over access to abortion.
The president replied that he was asking his staff to find out “if I have the authority” and what the consequences would be.
He also encouraged the women who were demonstrating against the Supreme Court decision, urging them to “keep protesting”.
“Keep speaking your mind. This is critical. We can do a lot to ensure women’s rights,” said the president.
“In the meantime, basically the only way to change this is to have a national law that reinstates Roe v. Wade.”
Biden’s efforts to protect abortion access have been criticized by members of his own party for not going far enough.
Multiple reports suggest the White House has bristled at demands from progressives they see as well-meaning but unrealistic to implement, such as calls to build abortion clinics on federal land in states where the practice is currently banned.
Outgoing Biden communications director Kate Bedingfield pushed back against Democratic critics in a statement to Washington Post published on Saturday evening.
“Joe Biden’s purpose in responding to Dobbs is not to satisfy some activists who have consistently been out of step with the Democratic mainstream,” Bedingfield said.
“She must reach out to women at risk and build a broad coalition to protect a woman’s right to choose now, just as he built a coalition to win during the 2020 campaign.”
On Friday, Biden signed an executive order to ease access to abortion services.
Biden has been under pressure from fellow Democrats to take action after last month’s landmark decision that overturned roughly 50 years of protections for women’s reproductive rights.
Stopping to speak with reporters, Biden said his goal is to codify abortion rights into law and delivered a message to pro-abortion-rights protesters gathered outside the White House.
“Keep protesting. Continue to speak your mind. This is critically important,” he said. “There are many things we can do to ensure women’s rights.”
People at a rally for abortion rights in Washington, DC, USA, on July 9
Protesters hold green bandanas, a symbol of abortion rights in Latin America, and signs during an abortion rights protest in front of Trump Tower, New York
His call for continued demonstrations came after protesters crowded Morton’s Steakhouse in downtown Washington, D.C., last week after learning that Trump-appointed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was dining there.
As Politico reports, activists stood outside the restaurant and demanded that the manager throw out the conservative lawyer.
The protesting group ShutDownDC later tweeted that Cavanaugh was forced out the back with his bodyguards.
And Morton’s, which condemned the protesters in a statement to Politico, was apparently inundated with bogus calls and caveats in Kavanagh’s defense.
The White House has come under fire from Republicans for not speaking out at the protests in front of the judges’ houses.
Last month, a man was arrested outside Kavanagh’s Maryland home in the middle of the night and told police he wanted to kill justice and then himself.
In June, a grand jury indicted him for attempted murder and pleaded not guilty.