Bike Mechanic and Graphics

302104_10151252623980921_1512930263_nVera Arias is a local artist, graphic designer and bike mechanic  from Miami Florida. She does the HER graphic design work and is also the bike mechanic that is on just about every ride. She also works for Republic Bicycles doing graphic design and assembles bikes when they need extra help.

She received her Diploma of Fine Arts from the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and earned her Associates Degree in graphic design at The Art Institute in Fort Lauderdale

She is in the process of setting up community workshops on basic bicycle maintenance with local organizations. Both the bicycles and the art become an integrated core of who she is.

She has collaborated on a workshop to empower new cyclists at the Magic City Bicycle Collective, in which she taught basBy utilizing all her skills, she has been working hand in hand with grassroots community projects to improve the areas in the city of Miami.ic bicycle mechanics of fixing your own bicycle. She currently resides in Miami where she thoroughly enjoys riding her bike with friends on weekly and monthly rides.545619_10151252662805921_639907811_n Vera is the leader of the HER MPR ride that happens every second Friday of the month leaning towards the empowerment of women and bicycles. This ride is called MPR because it is a Monthly Pyramid Ride of bringing together the Pyramid of the wellness cycle that represents Body, Mind and Spirit. Three things you become fully aware of when riding a bicycle. This ride meets at the Omni station near the Venetian Causeway at 7pm.