Obama says he's having a 'great time' on vacation

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President Barack Obama and daughter Malia ride their bikes in Manuel F. Correllus State Forest in West Tisbury, Mass., after first lady Michelle Obama, with daughter Sasha, passed by first, Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, during their family vacation on the island of Martha's Vineyard. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

WEST TISBURY, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama says he's having a "great time as always" on vacation on Martha's Vineyard.

Obama took his wife, Michelle, and daughters Malia and Sasha on a late morning bike ride Friday through the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest in West Tisbury.

The president made the comment during a brief portion of the ride that the White House allowed the news media to see.

In the evening, the family went to Oak Bluffs for dinner at senior adviser Valerie Jarrett's rental home overlooking Nantucket Sound.

Oak Bluffs has fireworks Friday night.

The White House says Obama was briefed earlier in the day on the violence in Egypt by national security adviser Susan Rice, who is traveling with the president.

Obama is scheduled to return to Washington on Sunday.