Tour de Optimism 2020


Tour de Optimism 2020 is now a virtual ride for the safety of our riders!

(We postponed our April ride due to restrictions and are back virtually)

Click here to sign up for the ride!


We are excited to announce that Tour de Optimism will happen this year as a virtual ride.  We are still working out some processes, so please bear with us. Here is some of the information currently available..

Virtual Ride Info

  • October 30th-November 8th
  • $40 per rider
  • 3 Rides: 50K, 100K, and Couch Potato (those wishing to donate and sit back and watch others)
  • Neck Gators with ride logo for first 100 registrations (these will be either mailed or picked up at a location TBD)
  • Photo contest- Let's have some fun and creative shots of your ride!  Categories below

Categories for photo contest

  • Best Urban Photo
  • Best Landscape Photo
  • Best Covid Safe Practices Photo
  • Most Optimistic Photo
  • Best Dressed Rider Photo
  • Best Costumed Rider Photo (bicycle safety a must!)

Photos will be submitted to (TBD To Be Determined) and a panel will judge them based on the categories.  Winners will receive gift certificates to local restaurants and businesses.  Submission of photos implies rights to Las Cruces Optimist Club to be used for marketing purposes with no names associated.



Annual Poinsettia Fundraiser

Need poinsettias for Christmas and Holiday celebrations while helping the kids of Las Cruces and Dona Ana County?  Get your poinsettia ordered from an Optimist Club member today!  Poinsettias delivered the first week in December.  Contact and order information coming.  Please stay tuned.


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.

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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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