is a 2,000-year-old festival (Austin's celebrated it for 17 years) that brings colorful, 40-foot-long boats to Lady Bird Lake to see which team rows the fastest. The Asian American Community Partnership supplies a bevy of cultural entertainment choices (e.g., music, dance, food, martial arts demos) and kids' activities. On Sunday there will be the inaugural Dumpling Festival and Competition, so you'll have something to nosh on after all that rowing. Sat., April 25 - Sun., April 26Sat.-Sun., April 25-26, 10am-3pm. Free.
Kinda like Critical Mass without all the pretension. Relax, ride around town, chat it up with cycle-lovers like yourself, and overrun a park or a local hangout or two or three. Thu., Oct. 18 - Thu., June 4Thursdays, 7pm.
Loads of cyclists take part in this friendly, socially paced ride of 12 to 15 miles. Riders will stop for cars and try not to block intersections along the way. This adult ride concludes at a different bar each week. Free.