Bruce Springsteen's motorcycle broke down so he headed to a bar with the bikers who stopped to help him

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Coming across Bruce Springsteen on a broken down motorcycle on the side of the road could probably be a lyric from one of his songs, but it really happened for a group of guys from New Jersey.

A group from the Freehold American Legion were riding after a Veterans Day event when they saw a stranded motorcyclist up ahead near Allaire State Park, in Wall Township.

Bruce Springsteen performs at the Hard Rock Calling music festival in Hyde Park, London.
(Lewis Whyld/PA)

Biker Dan Barkalow said: "Bikers gotta stick together. I stopped to see if he needed help, and it was Bruce."

Dan said they tried to get his bike running, but when they couldn't, The Boss - wearing a brown riding jacket and a red handkerchief - hopped on the back of Ryan Bailey's bike and they headed to a local bar.

Bruce Springsteen discusses his autobiography Born To Run, at an In Conversation event today at The ICA in London
(Doug Peters/PA)

"We sat there and shot the breeze for a half hour, 45 minutes till his ride showed up," Dan said.

"Nice guy, real down to earth. Just talked about motorcycles and his old Freehold days."

Bruce was raised in Freehold and still lives in New Jersey. Ryan said: "It was nice to help out. One Freehold person helping out another."