Mountain Biking en 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=""></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 Community Backed Micro-Lending Helps Homewood Indoor Bike Park 8th Annual Trail Fest Coming to a Park Near You <p>The Pittsburgh Trail Advocacy Group (PTAG) is trying to attract more bikers, hikers and visitors to Allegheny County’s trails by broadening this year's celebration. &nbsp;</p><p>The eighth annual Trail Fest, formerly the Mountain Bike Fest, will feature a wider variety of events than in years past. Trail running and hiking have been added to the list of activities, &nbsp;with the mainstay — mountain bike riding returning.</p><p>Peter Greninger, president of PTAG, said the festival is for any nature lover.</p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 14:55:27 +0000 Michael Lynch 12887 at