The threatened Motorcycles on Main monthly event will likely continue next year despite its creator pulling his sponsorship. The Downtown Mesa Association is planning to take over the event on the first Friday of each month, starting Jan. 7. The DMA is working to line up sponsors to cover $3,000 in costs and is hopeful it can do so by year’s end, said David Short, the DMA’s executive director.
“We don’t have much time, but I’m thinking we’re going to do it,” Short said. “I’m thinking positively about it.”
Downtown business owner Jon Richards created the event with other merchants earlier this year, hoping the city or DMA would eventually take over an event that drew 3,000 people each time. The DMA agreed to do so only after Richards announced in November he was ending his affiliation with it.