Bidens marks first lady’s 70th birthday with leisurely bike ride
REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. –President Biden helped his wife celebrate her 70th birthday on Thursday with a leisurely bike ride.
The President and Jill Biden – along with a few Secret Service agents – cycled the paved trail in Cape Henlopen State Park near their home on Delaware Beach.
Supporters hooted and greeted the first lady with cheers and birthday greetings as the couple arrived at the trailhead near the beach at Gordons Pond. A smaller group sang “Happy Birthday” to her as she and the President completed their ride on the 5.2 mile trail.
Jill Biden smiled and shouted, “Thank you!” as she and the President walked to their next door house.
The president joined his wife at their beach house on Wednesday evening to mark what a spokesperson for the first lady, Michael LaRosa, said would be a “quiet” birthday at their beach house. No family or friends were expected to join them.
The trip was a rare midweek getaway from the White House by a president. It was also Biden’s first visit to the couple’s vacation home since taking office in January.
The president is expected at the White House on Friday.
Longtime community college English teacher Jill Biden recently finished teaching a virtual class at Northern Virginia Community College. She will not be teaching this summer.