Image courtesy of Freehold American Legion, Monmouth Post 54. Pictured left to right: Bob Grigs, Bruce Springsteen, Dan Barkalow, Ryan Bailey.
FREEHOLD, N.J. (FOX 13) - Several bikers were enjoying a ride on a beautiful Saturday in New Jersey when they noticed a fellow biker broken down on the side of the road, and decided to help. Little did they know that the stranger they pulled over to help was none-other than the legendary Bruce Springsteen.
Dan Barkalow, Bob Grigs, and Ryan Bailey were out for a motorcycle ride after representing New Jersey’s Freehold American Legion Monmouth Post 54 at a local Veteran's Day event. But during their ride between Manasquan and back to Freehold, Barkalow notices a broken down bike on the side of the road.
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 Bailey's bike, and they rode with the men to a nearby bar. One beer later, Springsteen's ride arrived-- but not before the men exchanged phone numbers.
Barkalow stated that Bruce was a very down to earth regular guy who fit right in with his fellow, not so famous, Freehold boys. And, maybe they'll ride together again someday-- if Bruce can get his bike up-and-running, that is.