Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Wine Tasting on a Bike? Go Transit Apologizes for 'Misunderstanding'

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Wine Tasting on a Bike? Go Transit Apologizes for 'Misunderstanding'

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Wine tasting on a bike? GO Transit apologizes

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TORONTO - A Facebook post encouraging people to visit southern Ontario region's wineries by bicycle has prompted a regional public transit service to apologize for the "misunderstanding."

In a May 10 Facebook posting, GO Transit said "Niagara's wineries are best enjoyed responsibly and on two wheels."

The posting encouraged people to take their bicycle on the GO for "a cycling weekend adventure in Ontario's wine country" in a promotion for its seasonal service to Niagara Region.

That prompted numerous replies on social media that suggested Go Transit was endorsing mixing cycling and drinking.

One poster said she "wouldn't encourage biking while under the influence of alcohol. That's an accident waiting to happen."

GO responded on Wednesday with a Facebook post saying it's sorry if the message suggested anything but responsible enjoyment, adding it does not "encourage biking when intoxicated or impaired. …

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