It's the first time Sally's Ride will allow e-bike riders to participate and organisers hope the addition will encourage more people to get involved in the event next weekend.
The move to include e-bikes in this year's Tamar Valley Cycle Challenge hopes to attract more participants and promote the benefits of cycling, even if assisted.
Ride committee member Alan Harris said the decision to include the bikes came with the explosion of e-bike purchases in Australia.
"We've had a tripling between 2016 and 2019 and a further doubling in the last 12 months of e-bike sales in Australia," he said.
"At the end of the day we're also excited to see more people doing it, because it is great exercise and that's what Sally's Ride is all about."
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The bikes will be allowed to participate in any of the November 29 ride events, from the 10-kilometre family ride through to the 100-kilometre challenge.
Launceston cyclist and Australian six-day racer champion, Ron Grenda, has a road e-bike that disguises its motor in the back wheel.
The 82-year-old said at his age, the assistance meant he could still go out for a ride even after minor injury setbacks.
"If I didn't have this bike, I would be struggling," he said.
"I had a few just minor things go wrong, you have six weeks off the bike, 12 weeks off the bike, you don't feel going for a ride. I was struggling.
"So I thought no I'll get an e-bike and when I get fitter I can take the wheel out and go back to a standard, bike."
The funds from this year's ride will go to Beast, a program supported by JCP Empowering Youth.
At last year's event, organiser Maree Tetlow purchased her e-bike and made the switch in order to commute from her home in Riverside.
"Most people could ride an e-bike ... and the more bikes we get on the road the better," she said.
"For people who either don't feel confident about their fitness level or they just need a bit of help up the hills, maybe it's age, maybe it's a medical condition, but basically anyone can do it and you can choose whichever ride you want."
To register for next Sunday's ride, visit sallysride.com.au.
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