One event I plan on attending in 2012 will be the start of the Motorcycle Cannonball cross-country event on September 7, 2012. The event will begin at the new Motorcyclepedia Museum in Newburgh, NY and end in San Francisco 14 days later. One criteria is that the motorcycles be manufactured pre 1916. Since I'm a motorcycle enthusiast I find this to be unique and since it starts fairly close to Massachusetts why not make it a place to be on September 7th. There is an article on the 2010 event in the February 2012 issue of Motorcyclist Magazine and there is a web site at motorcyclecannonball.com if you would be interested in learning more.