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“Last year, just before the election, Joe popped in
with a [security] detail, announced ‘These guys are
the best,’ and then took off. I wish my parents were
still alive so I could tell them that their son made
good as the bike mechanic of the president of the
— Frank Cole, owner of Atlantic Cycles
“It’s a classic, modest-sized coastal beach house,” said Frank Cole, who
owns Atlantic Cycles, a local bike shop. Cole services the Bidens’ bicycles and once delivered them to their home in what he said was “a surreal
Biden is a longtime customer who used to rent bikes at his shop before
purchasing his own, said Cole.
“He rode a red Fuji Absolute 2.1, but I don’t know which particular one
— I have dozens of those,” he says. Often, Biden would chat with the staff
“We’ve had a number of summer employees who are students from
Eastern Europe, and Joe would talk to them about international affairs.
That was the highlight of their summer,” Cole said.
Now Biden owns a Trek Hybrid and has been seen riding along the
bike paths between his home and the town of Lewes, about eight miles
“He has brought in his bike for repairs in his Chevy truck, along with
one of his dogs,” said Cole. On other occasions, while driving around
town, Biden “has pulled up to our store on 1st Street and asked for change
for the parking meters.
“Last year, just before the election, Joe popped in with a [security]
detail, announced ‘These guys are the best,’ and then took off. I wish my
parents were still alive so I could tell them that their son made good as
the bike mechanic of the president of the United States.”
The White House did not respond to a request for comment.
Bike shop owner Frank Cole and then-former vice president Joe Biden at his store Bob’s
Bikes located at 1st and Maryland Ave. in Rehoboth Beach in 2017. FRANK COLE
half chicken salad, half
tuna salad is offered at
Lori’s Cafe in Rehoboth.
President Joe Biden’s
favorite is chicken salad.
First Lady Jill Biden
prefers tuna salad. LORI’S
Nick Caggiano Sr., owner of Nicola Pizza, poses for a photograph at his restaurant Nov. 13,
2020, in Rehoboth Beach. ALEX BRANDON/ AP