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New Jersey Motorcyclists Help Stranded Biker — Who Turns Out to Be Bruce Springsteen

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The Boss needs a lift.

A group of men from the Freehold American Legion in New Jersey were riding their motorcycles after a Veterans Day event Friday when Dan Barkalow says he saw a biker pulled over on the side of the road with a broken vehicle. As he neared the motorcyclist, he realized it was none other than music legend Bruce Springsteen.

“I just pulled over and got off the bike and said, ‘Hey, I think I know you,'” Barkalow told the Asbury Park Press.

Barkalow and his two pals tried to get Springsteen’s bike running again. The dead battery on the 67-year-old rocker’s vehicle wouldn’t charge, so Springsteen hitched a ride on the back of Ryan Bailey’s bike to a nearby restaurant. The group grabbed a round of drinks while waiting for his ride, for which Springsteen picked up the tab.

Barkalow said they chatted about growing up in Freehold, bands and motorcycles.

“It was nice to help out,” said Bailey. “One Freehold person helping out another.”