Biking http://wesa.fm en Bike Event Remembers Cyclists Injured, Killed While Riding http://wesa.fm/post/bike-event-remembers-cyclists-injured-killed-while-riding <p>Two children were hospitalized in Pittsburgh this past Sunday after separate bicycle collisions with cars. To honor them, and the many others who have been injured while riding, Bike Pittsburgh organized a local Ride of Silence for Wed May 28<sup>th</sup>.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“The Ride of Silence is a national event to honor and remember people who’ve been killed or seriously injured while riding bikes on our streets. So we help put this on locally,” said Scott Bricker, Executive Director for Bike Pittsburgh.</span></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 17:47:44 +0000 Jess Lasky 29984 at http://wesa.fm 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