Most working breeds descend from Mastiffs, including many herding breeds. Just getting away from the breed-specific ignorance that often fuels dog discussions.
Likely - you rolling by is triggering the dog's "prey drive" and he's chasing because his brain tells you to. I'm not sure where you live, but here, even in rural areas, you simply can't have a dog that can run off your property (chasing or not) and bother other people. I mean - it happens for sure, but you at least have legal recourse.
However, in my experience, dogs mostly chase for the fun of chasing. They're bored, and you're triggering their natural instinct (especially herding breeds), to chase something. Tail carriage is a great indicator of their intentions, though even that isn't always accurate. How do they look chasing? Running/barking, and tails wagging? Tails straight up and stiff? Hackles up?
I won't say "I guarantee," but I'm fairly confident that with most of those dogs, you could simply stop, and they'd run up without attacking you, sniff you a bit, and lose interest.
As was said earlier though, if you can out-run, then do so. :)
The absolute worst thing you could do is have another dog running with you - especially any Mastiff (a "thug-breed" that will always be in the wrong, regardless of who is the agressor). I say that as the owner of a Rottweiler, and someone who knows that certain breeds will always be wrong (even though breed-specific thinking is rubbish). The last thing dogs should be encouraged to do, is "stand up" to one another, especially if your dog is the visiting team.