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Obama, family bike and beach on Martha’s Vineyard

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WEST TISBURY, Mass. — President Barack Obama took advantage of idyllic summer weather on Martha's Vineyard Tuesday to go on bike and beach outings with his family.

Obama didn't respond to a reporter's shouted question on the whereabouts of Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi as he cycled by in rolled-up jeans and a bike helmet along with wife Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia. The four were biking in Manuel F. Correllus State Forest, a 5,100-acre preserve where the first family also went cycling during their previous two summers on this posh island off the Massachusetts coast.

Aides said Obama got national security and economic briefings before setting out under bright, sunny skies to hit the bike trail for a quick spin.

After the bike outing and a stop at their rented farm compound, the Obamas headed to a private stretch of beach on the island's south shore. It was their second visit in three days.

The president arrived last Thursday for a 10-day break from Washington that has been interrupted by developments in Libya. He is scheduled to return to the White House Saturday.