Google Maps users trolled President Joe Biden by turning the site of his infamous fall from a bicycle into a landmark.
@OldRowViral, A Twitter account that posts viral videos and memes aimed at a conservative audience, posted a tweet Monday afternoon showing a Google Maps landmark called “Brandon [F]alls.” The landmark, located at Gordon’s Pond State Park in Lewes, Delaware, is at the crossing where Biden fell while riding his bike in June. The name refers to the “Let’s Go Brandon” chant, often used to mock Biden.
“We did it Joe! Brandon Falls is officially a historical landmark 😂 #bidenin[g],” @OldRowViral tweeted on Monday.
— Old Row (@OldRowViral) July 18, 2022
Snopes noted Tuesday that Google Maps allows user to create their own public landmarks, meaning the site was created by a user to troll Biden.
The Washington Examiner noted that as of Tuesday morning, the landmark had a 4.9-star rating on Google Maps, from more than 200 reviews. “Very nice place to ride a bike,” one of the reviews reads, via Washington Examiner. “Just be careful not to cause too much inflation in your tires or you can end up crashing your whole bike into the ground. But if that happens, just blame Putin. People will ‘fall’ for it!”
“Road was too bumpy, and reminded me of the problems we still face for two more years,” read another.
As of the publishing of this piece, however, the landmark appears to have been taken down by Google. The location “Brandon falls, Road 300, Lewes, DE,” still appears as a recommended search, but the search redirects to a house in a nearby neighborhood.
The Google Maps landmark is just the latest move by internet jokesters and meme-makers to troll Biden after he fell off his bike in June. Twitter user @Brick_Suit posted a photo to Twitter on July 7 of the bike crossing at Gordon’s Pond State Park, where someone had written “Joe Fell Here” in chalk on the spot where Biden had his fall.
Old Row, a clothing and apparel brand associated with the @OldRowViral Twitter account, is currently selling tee shirts with the photo emblazoned on the front. The @OldRowViral also started the hashtag “#bidening,” which consists of people posting pictures and videos of themselves falling off their bikes. The account also posted a thread with pictures and videos of people lying down or purposely falling off their bikes at the Gordon’s Pond bike path.
Biden fell off his bicycle on June 18 while at his home in Rehoboth Beach. While out on a ride with his family at Gordon’s Pond, Biden crossed the street to talk to a group of people, stopped the bike, put his left foot down, then suddenly fell down. Secret Service agents quickly helped him up to his feet. At the time, Biden said he was “good,” and that he had simply gotten his foot caught in the foot cage on one of his bike pedals. A White House spokesman later confirmed that Biden was alright. “As the President said, his foot got caught on the pedal while dismounting and he is fine,” the spokesman said at the time, via CNN. “No medical attention is needed. The President looks forward to spending the rest of the day with his family.”