MUSCODA, WI (Ben Caxton) — The 54th annual Wisconsin River Canoe & Kayak Race is coming up on Sunday, July 14th i with races for paddlers with a variety of skill levels. The finish line will be at Victora Riverside Park in Muscoda where the Lions Club will serve food and refreshments. Races will begin from Spring Green, Lone Rock, and Gotham. In addition to the highly competitive long races, the Muscoda Lions Challenge features a special race for area service club members, but it is with aluminum canoes only. The Lions Challenge takes place on the 8-mile course from Gotham to Muscoda. The Gotham race will begin with check-in starting at 10:00 AM and race time at 11:00 AM. Spectators are invited to cheer on the racers as they cross the finish line at Muscoda. Action at the finish line downstream of the boat landing will begin about noon and conclude by 1:00 PM. The Lions Club will serve a pork loin dinner prepared by Chef Michael Ernst. The cost of the meal is $10 and will be served from the shelter east of the Veterans Memorial from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. Cold beverages also will be available. Muscoda EMS will be on hand to offer blood pressure screenings and stroke awareness tips. Proceeds from the food stand will support Lions Club donations to rescue squads in Avoca, Blue River, and Muscoda and other local projects, like improvements to Victora Riverside Park.