Photo courtesy Black Point Estate and Gardens

LAKE GENEVA — A long-time Black Point tour guide has died in a hit-and-run crash in Florida, the Black Point Estate and Gardens confirmed Monday.

Jim Beloian was killed by a hit-and-run motorist while bicycling in Florida on March 11, 2022, according to local police.

“Jim was an amazing storyteller and good friend to Black Point and was part of the original opening team. If you knew Jim, you know he loved life, adventure, and most of all bicycling. Jim bicycled around all five great lakes, the entire length of the Mississippi River and recently retraced the D-Day invasion route from Omaha Beach to the Rhine River,” read a post on the group’s Facebook page.

Beloian was planning a cycling trip this summer from Wisconsin’s lowest point to its highest. He also was a boat captain for the Lake Geneva Cruise Line and his blue beret and sandals were a welcome sight at Black Point.

He was 74 years old.


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