Tour de Optimism 2023 is Coming!

Tour de Optimism 2023

We're excited our "Tour de Optimism" ride is coming soon!  Sunday, April 23rd. All proceeds fund programs for the kids of Las Cruces.  Come join us for a fun day of biking.


Here are the routes for the 2023 Tour de Optimism 100KM and 50KM rides:





Available Ride Options:

50 KM -100 KM - Couch Potato and a Family Fun Ride- Note: Only for 50K, 100K, and Couch Potato Free T-shirts to first 50 entrants!  A great thank you to our T-Shirt sponsor MedPark Optical!

Register here: 2023 Tour de Optimism Online Registration


Thank you to our title and T-Shirt sponsor MedPark Optical Shoppe

And thank you to our Platinum sponsors:

Link to flyer


Previous Tour de Optimism photos:

Our Recent Meeting Guests

03-22-23 Meeting

We had a great program from Ashley Echevarria, CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Las Cruces. She gave us a great update, including
how our club helped start the Club in 1963, how they are working to buy and update the old Allan Theatre Video 4 (on El Paseo) as their
new location, how they have volunteers for recess at some schools, and of course the 15th Annual Lou and Mary Henson Community
Breakfast (Thursday, 7:00 AM, April 20), which feature NBA star Spud Webb, who is a Boys and Girls Club Alumni. Note that we are
sponsoring a table, so tell Len if you want to go. Also, they always need “arts and crafts” for the kids and other office supplies.

02-16-23 Meeting

Many Scouts attended the meeting.  We gave the Boy Scout troop we support a check for $300.  Following is presentation of $300 check to Sara Davis and Troop Scout Leader Andreas Braun for Scouts.

01-05-23 Meeting

We had guest speaker Luisa Solorzano who runs The Clubhouse, which a business in Mesilla with batting cages (www.theclubhouse575.com, www.facebook.com/theclubhouse575).


Luisa's son, Steve Solorzano, is coached by our Optimist friend, Gil Padilla, coach of Las Cruces High. It was a great meeting with Luisa talking about how she and her husband got into the batting cage business (including softball), then Gil talking about coaching Steve, then Steve talking about his love of baseball.


Steve and Coach Gil


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The Optimist Creed

Promise Yourself ...
To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

The Optimist Creed was first published by Christian Larson in 1912 and adopted (in a shortened version) by Optimist International in 1922.

Our Purpose

To develop optimism as a philosophy of life utilizing the tenets of the Optimist Creed; to promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs; to inspire respect for the law; to promote patriotism and work for international accord and friendship among all people; to aid and encourage the development of youth, in the belief that the giving of one’s self in service to others will advance the well-being of humankind, community life and the world.



By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids.

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