Bruce Springsteen was rescued by a group of New Jersey bikers after he was left stranded at the side of the road when his own motorcycle broke down.

Last Friday (Nov 11), bikers from the Freehold American Legion stopped to help the musician on their way home from a Veterans Day event.

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, as reported in the Guardian. "I stopped to see if he needed help and it was Bruce."

After failing to get Springsteen’s bike back up and running, the veteran rocker climbed on the back of one of the group's bikes and they all went off to a local bar.

"It was nice to help out," said Ryan Bailey, whose bike Springsteen jumped on when his failed to start up again. "One Freehold person helping out another."

"We sat there and shot the breeze for a half hour, 45 minutes 'til his ride showed up," said Barkalow, who described Springsteen as a "nice guy, real down to earth" and said they "just talked about motorcycles and his old Freehold days".