Bruce Springsteen was going for a little Veteran’s Day ride yesterday when his motorcycle broke down on the side of the road by New Jersey’s Allaire State Park. He was rescued by a group of veterans.
Dan Barkalow, Bob Grigs, Donald Clayton, and Ryan Baily, members of the Freehold American Legion Post 54 Legion Riders who represented Post 54 at the Veterans Day Ceremony in Holmdel for Veterans Day, were riding back to Freehold when they saw a motorist stranded on the side of the road. “Bikers gotta stick together,” as Barkalow tells NJ.com. “I stopped to see if he needed help, and it was Bruce.”
After unsuccessfully trying to get his bike running, the guys had Bruce hop on the back of Bailey’s bike and gave him a ride to a local bar in Farmingdale. “We sat there and shot the breeze for a half hour, 45 minutes till his ride showed up,” Barkalow says. “Nice guy, real down to earth. Just talked about motorcycles and his old Freehold days…It was nice to help out. One Freehold person helping out another.”
Have we reached peak Bruce Springsteen?