Biking http://wesa.fm en Community Backed Micro-Lending Helps Homewood Indoor Bike Park http://wesa.fm/post/community-backed-micro-lending-helps-homewood-indoor-bike-park <p></p><p></p><p>Since the early 2000’s more than one million small businesses worldwide have been funded through the online micro-lending program known as <a href="http://www.kiva.org/">Kiva.org</a></p><p>The loans help revitalize local economies and make it possible for the average person, rather than banks, to fund innovative ideas and businesses.&nbsp;</p><p>Premal Shah, President and co-founder said Kiva is a non-profit that provides loans to many different people at 0% interest, often people who can't qualify for a bank loan. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:45:28 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 26586 at http://wesa.fm Community Backed Micro-Lending Helps Homewood Indoor Bike Park Pittsburgh Ranks Eighth in Car-Less Commuting http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburgh-ranks-eighth-car-less-commuting <p>From biking, to walking, to riding public transit, depending on your neighborhood, commuting to work in Pittsburgh can be easily accomplished without driving a car.</p><p>The <a href="http://iqc.ou.edu/2013/10/23/modeshare2012/">Institute for Quality Communities at the University of Oklahoma</a> (IQCUO) agrees and has ranked Pittsburgh 8th among big cities for car-less commuting. After sifting through census bureau data by the American Community Survey on primary means of transportation to work, Pittsburgh emerged as a biker-walker friendly city. Thu, 07 Nov 2013 21:23:22 +0000 Katherine Blackley 19449 at http://wesa.fm Pittsburgh Ranks Eighth in Car-Less Commuting On the Trail: Travel Through Frick Park and Hot Dog Dam http://wesa.fm/post/trail-travel-through-frick-park-and-hot-dog-dam <p></p><p></p><p>For hikers and bikers alike, <a href="http://pittsburghparks.org/frick">Frick Park</a> has been a favorite Pittsburgh destination for years.&nbsp; Visitors can enjoy beautiful trails like Tranquil Trail and take their furry friends to cool off at “Hot Dog Dam.” Software engineer,<strong> Paul Heckbert</strong> has been riding Pittsburgh's bike trails for nearly 20 years.&nbsp; He shares his love of the region's trails as a member of the <a href="http://www.steelvalleytrail.org/about.htm">Steel Valley Trail Council</a>, and today tells us about this beautiful piece of nature in Pittsburgh.&nbsp; Catch a moment on the trail with Paul Heckbert.</p><p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 12:12:00 +0000 Katherine Blackley 11610 at http://wesa.fm On the Trail: Travel Through Frick Park and Hot Dog Dam On The Trail: A Moment on the Great Allegheny Passage http://wesa.fm/post/trail-moment-great-allegheny-passage <p>This weekend, Pittsburgh celebrates the completion of the last section of the <a href="http://www.atatrail.org/">Great Allegheny Passage</a>, a bike trail that runs from Pittsburgh to the nation's capital. Software engineer, Paul Heckbert has been riding Pittsburgh's bike trails for nearly 20 years.&nbsp; He shares his love of the region's trails as a member of the <a href="http://www.steelvalleytrail.org/about.htm">Steel Valley Trail Council</a>, and he's already taken the GAP to Washington DC. Catch a moment on the trail with Paul Heckbert. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 22:46:41 +0000 Katie Blackley 11402 at http://wesa.fm On The Trail: A Moment on the Great Allegheny Passage Pittsburgh and Cleveland Square Off Again ... In Biking? http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburgh-and-cleveland-square-again-biking <p>Pittsburgh versus Cleveland: The initial thought is the Steelers versus the Browns or the Carnegie Museum versus the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but one group wants you to think biking.</p><p>The two cities will square off for the title of “Rustbelt Champion” as a mini-competition within the National Bike Challenge.</p><p>How will the winner be determined? By registering more riders and logging more miles than the opponent.</p> Wed, 01 May 2013 20:57:57 +0000 Nick Jovonovich 8822 at http://wesa.fm