The Boss hung out with the group at a local bar while he waited for someone to pick him up
Bruce Springsteen was rescued by a group of New Jersey bikers after he was left stranded at the side of the road when his motorcycle broke down.
Bikers from the Freehold American Legion stopped to help the musician on their way home from a Veterans Day event on Friday (November 11).
One of the group, Dan Barkalow, said he saw a stranded rider ahead of them near Allaire state park in Wall Township. “Bikers gotta stick together,” he said, according to the Guardian. “I stopped to see if he needed help and it was Bruce.”
According to the biker, they tried to get Springsteen’s bike back up and running. When they couldn’t, the veteran songwriter got on the back of another of the group’s bikes and went to a local bar with them.
What started out as a story of interest posted to our American Legion Facebook page has devolved into a nauseating political altercation full of vitriol and insults, none of which are from our members. If we are to survive as a nation both sides have to stop the hate. Both the incoming and outgoing presidents have asked for unity, we should listen. There are men and women serving in the military who are now deployed far from their home. They are putting their lives at risk, they have left their families and the people they love to defend this nation. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. -Legion Riders Rescue Bruce- Yesterday members of Post 54 Legion Riders, Dan Barkalow (pictured) and Bob Grigs with their friend Ryan Bailey represented Post 54 at the Veteran’s Day ceremony conducted at the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial in Holmdel. At the conclusion of the ceremony they decided to take advantage of the beautiful day by taking a ride to Manasquan before returning to Freehold. On the way home, taking the back roads to Freehold, lead rider, Dan, noticed a broken down bike on the side of Allaire Road, near Allaire State Park. The Legion Riders pulled over to assist their fellow motorcyclist, who just happened to be Freehold native Bruce Springsteen. Unable to get his bike started, Bruce called for help, hopped on the back of Ryan’s bike and they drove to Mulligans in Farmingdale. One beer later his ride arrived. Dan stated that Bruce was a very down to earth regular guy who fit right in with his fellow, not so famous, Freehold boys. Bruce did take their names and telephone numbers, so maybe they’ll be riding together some day!
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“We sat there and shot the breeze for a half hour, 45 minutes til his ride showed up,” said Barkalow. He described Springsteen as a “nice guy, real down to earth” and said they “just talked about motorcycles and his old Freehold days”.
“It was nice to help out,” added Ryan Bailey, whose bike the musician had jumped on when his wouldn’t start. “One Freehold person helping out another.”
Legendary singer Bruce Springsteen came out to support Hillary Clinton at a Get Out the Vote rally in Philadelphia the day before the election. Springsteen performed some of his classics including Thunder Road and Dancing in the Dark.
Recently, Springsteen topped off Hillary Clinton’s final election campaign rally, giving an emotional speech to praise the Democratic Presidential candidate as well as slamming Donald Trump and playing a medley of his classic hits.
He joined the likes of Lady Gaga, Madonna and Bon Jovi who came out in support of Clinton before the US went to the polls, playing a set that included ‘Thunder Road’ and ‘Dancer In The Crowd’ – as well as addressing the crowd with a rousing speech.
“The choice tomorrow couldn’t be any clearer,” said Springsteen. “Hillary’s candidacy is based on intelligence, experience, preparation, and on an actual vision of an America where everyone counts – men and women, white and black, Hispanic and Natives. Where folks of all faiths and backgrounds can come together to discuss our problems in a reasonable and thoughtful way.”
He continued: “That vision of America is essential to sustain, no matter how difficult its realisation.”