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The Turning Leaf Tour is a road cycling event that will assist Casting for Recovery fund their annual educational and support retreat for 14 women who have experienced breast cancer living in Tennessee, especially women living in East Tennessee, provided at no cost to the participant.  100% of the proceeds will go toward the 2016 Casting for Recovery, East Tennessee retreat.

We Have A New Starting Location This Year

New Hope Center
CNS Y-12 

602 Scarboro Rd

Oak Ridge, TN 37831

Check-in:  7:00 am

Church Service:  8:00 am

Start:  8:30 am


We regret to announce that we will not be riding Bear Creek route through Y-12 this year after all.  We apologize for the late notice.

October 15, 2015

We will begin at CNS Y-12's New Hope Center and ride Bear Creek Road to the old K-25 site, and all routes will end coming through Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Bethel Valley Road.

You will receive this year's commemorative ride coin if you are registered by September 26th

T-shirts are guaranteed if you are registered by September 26th.

Pre-ride bagels/donuts and coffee and Post-ride meal of Jambalaya will be provided.

Registration Costs

  • $35 if registered before September 11th
  • $40 if registered between September 12th and Sep 25
  • $50 if registered between Sep 26 and Oct 17
  • $60 on the day of the event.
  • Children 13 to 18 are $25 with a paying adult
  • Children 12 and under are $10 with a paying adult

Register on active.com



By editing your registration, you can edit your personal information, transfer the event category, transfer registration to another participant and start fundraising.


There will be three distinct rides, all starting at New Hope Center in Oak Ridge during the peak of the beautiful fall colors along with 4 rest stops and SAG support.

  1. For the more adventurous riders, you may enjoy a 31-mile road ride through the beautiful Y12's Bear Creek Road, down Hwy 95 to K-25 and back thru the west end of Bear Creek Rd, down 95 to ORNL's Bethel Valley Road.
  2. For the more experienced riders, we offer a 50- or 62-mile road course through the beautiful backroads of Y12's Bear Creek Road, down Hwy 95 to K-25, to Rarity Ridge, Lawnville, Road, Poplar Spring,Buttermilk Road, ORNL's Bethel Valley Road.

Please be aware that we will need to see a photo ID.

If you are foreign national, we will need to see your Passport/Visa as well.



This year's routes have been planned by Mike McEahern. 

The routes have been updated to show 4 rest stops.


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7:00 am:  Check-in

8:00 am:  20 Minute Morning Service provided by Grace Lutheran Church of Knoxville

8:30 am:  Start



Pilots:  Please make sure you answer the question on whether or not you are a Club Vibes Pilot and who your stoker will be when you register.

Stokers:  Please contact Sue Buckley or Lindsay Long.  Do not register so that you will not be charged to participate.


New Hope Center @ CNS Y-12 

602 Scarboro Rd.

Raffle Tickets - Cancelled

I am sorry but we have cancelled our Raffle because of our event location.  We will add our raffle items to our silent auction.  All money for raffle tickets will be returned.



If you just want to donate to show your support for our program and breast cancer survivors in Tennessee.

Please be sure to designate East Tennessee in the Note/Special Designation area.

We want to thank
for supporting
Casting for Recovery's 6th Annual Turning Leaf Tour

Presented by 


Gold Level:






Silver Level:

Bronze Level: 

  • Women Marines Association, Rocky Top Chapter
  • Women Veterans of America, Chapter 20

In-Kind Sponsors 

Interested in becoming a sponsor for our 2015 Ride? 



Want to see more information or post a sign in your office or business?  Please email turningleaftour@gmail.com or call 865-742-4143.