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Tires, Trails, and Truth (otherwise known as “T3”) is a mountain bike study week at Timberline Lodge, bringing together two amazing things: 

1) The chance to enjoy riding bikes with qualified instructors in one of the nation’s top mountain bike regions, and...

 

2) The privilege of diving into the Word of God together under gifted Bible teachers to get to know Jesus more personally. 

This week is open for everyone: college students on summer break, career-focused peeps who need a week away, or those wanting to spend quality time with family in a beautiful and uplifting environment. All ages are welcome, and you don’t even need to love mountain biking to participate! We believe all who come will be blessed and impacted by this week!

Check out our answers to FAQ’s below and REGISTER TODAY. You can also reach out to our staff team with any questions you may have! 

Quick Photo on the Trail
Local Bike Trails
Hanging out in the Lodge
Fun at the Bike Rodeo
Outdoor Classroom
Dining Room
Haning out with T3 Friends
Winter Park Resort
Lunch is Served
Hanging out at the Ranch
About to Hit the Trail
High Ropes
Fun on the Trails
Campfire Worship
Teaching from the Trail
View from the Ranch
Fresh Made Donuts

Tires, Trails and Truth
Teaching Overview

Josh Pedersen, Director of Vox Bivium (a nine-month discipleship program in South Carolina), will be teaching for this year’s T3 week. He has been serving at Timberline Lodge

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for many years as a Bible school guest lecturer and is excited to join us this summer and teach through The Transformed Life; Body, Soul, and Spirit!

Here is an overview of the week’s teaching, from Josh’s perspective:

Do you realize how much God has made us as humans in His own image?

In the same way that God exists as a perfect trinity - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - He has made us triune beings as well. We exist as body, soul, and spirit, and the Lord is transforming all of us through the indwelling life of Christ and the power of His Spirit. The “good news” of Jesus truly is good news for ALL OF US.

Jesus calls us to “…love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” (Matthew 12:30) 
Join us this summer as we study the beautiful way that the Gospel message of Christ transforms ALL of us.


How should we interact with this body of ours while in this world?
How does the Spirit of God impact our thoughts?
What does Jesus teach us about our minds; or what should we do when we feel overwhelmed with our emotions?
What does it mean to be “born of the Spirit” and to worship in “spirit and in truth”?
What should we do when our thoughts or emotions seem “hopeless” and so much more!

The Word of God has a great deal to say in terms of guiding us into the fullness of life that is found in Christ. We are trusting the Lord to bring us as His people into vitality of spirit, a sound mind, healthy emotions, and a disciplined body.

  • Statement of Faith
    Torchbearer Statement of Faith God is the triune God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. ​ The Lord Jesus Christ is God’s Son being one with the Father. All things are created by Him and for Him. ​ Through the action of the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary, He became man. ​ He was without sin and of His free will, and by His sacrificial death upon the Cross, He brought about salvation for this fallen world. ​ He is the only mediator between God and man, and by accepting His salvation through faith, man is justified from his sins and receives forgiveness and eternal life. ​ Jesus Christ is risen bodily from the dead. ​ Jesus Christ will return to deliver just judgment and to bring all things to completion. ​ The Holy Spirit is God in unity with the Father and the Son. ​ Through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ comes to dwell within those who accept Him through faith. Through the presence of the Holy Spirit, a person becomes a new creature and is being transformed into the likeness of Jesus Christ. ​ Jesus Christ adds those who believe in Him to his Body. This is His church on earth, of which He is the Head. ​ The Bible is, in its entirety, the revelation of God for mankind, inspired by the Holy Spirit.
  • Is the Bible School accredited?
    As an eight-month Bible school, we are not regionally accredited. That being said we have had some Christian colleges that have allowed students to transfer fifteen credit hours (or more) for studies completed here. Credit transfer is a done on a case by case basis with admissions counselors from different colleges. We are happy to be a part of the process. Please reach out to us if you have questions.
  • What is the cost and what does this cover?
    The total cost for the 2023-24 School Year is $14,390 USD. Program fees include registration deposit, classes, room and board, books, internet access, outdoor activities, and adventure trips. Two mission trips are part of the program for all students and included in tuition amount. Prices exclude laundry, ski pass, optional activities, and immigration fees for international students. Ski passes are not mandatory, but because of our ministry at the Winter Park Resort, it is encouraged for those who can afford one. (Skiing/snowboarding experience is not needed to participate in the ministry at the resort.)
  • Dates for 2023 - 2024
    First Semester Arrival Day: September 6, 2023 Graduation Day: May 3, 2024 More dates to come.
  • Dates for 2024 - 2025
    First Semester Start Date (Arrival Day): September 4th, 2024 (tentative) Christmas Break: December 15th, 2024 - January 12th, 2025 Graduation (Final Day): May 2nd, 2025
  • Early Enrollment Deal for 2024 - 2025 Program!
    Free Winter Park Ski Pass: The first 15 students fully enrolled will receive a free season ski pass, a $500 value. The next 15 students fully enrolled will receive a 50% off-season ski pass, a $250 value. *To be considered "fully enrolled," the student application (including 2 references, transcript, and application fee) must be reviewed for acceptance. Once accepted, the student must pay the $1000 enrollment deposit to secure their place. Ski pass incentives are first come first served and given based on when enrollment deposits are received, NOT when acceptance emails are sent.
  • "Exchange Rate" Scholarship for Canadians
    Contact us or apply online to learn more about our "Exchange Rate" scholarship for qualifying Canadians. This scholarships aims to provide help to those with a financial need because of the current US to Canadian dollar exchange rate. Apply online https://forms.gle/QdnGQ9FVxCQjqtLP8
  • What is taught in the classroom?
    Over fifteen books of the Bible and topical studies typically including: Genesis, Joshua, Judges, 1st Samuel, 1st Kings, Ezra, Job, Psalms, Ecclesiastes, Jeremiah, Minor Prophets, Mark, Acts, Romans, Corinthians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Thessalonians, Timothy, Hebrews, James, Revelation, Trinity, Evangelism, Youth Ministry, How to Study the Bible, and Feasts of Israel.
  • Where do most students come from?
    Each year is different. We have students from all over the world; but primarily, America, Canada, and Europe.
  • What if I'm an International Student?
    International students will work with our registrar and our immigration attorney to obtain a visa for their time of study in the United States. Please email our registrar at registrar@timberlinelodge.org with any questions.
  • How big is the student body?
    Our maximum capacity is 42 students.
  • Is it possible to register early?
    An early commitment is advised because slots generally begin to fill in January. Timberline offers an early registration incentive each year.
  • Can I come see TL before applying?
    Prospective students and their parents are welcome to come get a glimpse of life at Timberline. Please arrange a visit by emailing registrar@timberlinelodge.org. We usually arrange for prospective students to arrive Monday and depart sometime Wednesday afternoon. This gives prospective students a view into some unique aspects of Timberline's program, opportunities to hang out with our current student body, and time to talk with Bible School staff in depth. Taste and See is free of charge – prospective students must arrange their own transportation to/from Timberline.
  • What is a typical week?
  • What are the meals like?
    Meals are included with tuition. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided for the full length of the program. Students typically enjoy a continental breakfast, and home-cooked, family-style lunch and dinner alongside many of the staff and staff families. Flavors and styles of food vary often and our kitchen crew works hard to provide high-quality meals. Students pack a bag lunch if they are going to be offsite for a meal.
  • What if I have a special diet?
    An additional fee is required for students requiring a special diet (gluten/dairy free etc.) See the financial agreement form for details.
  • What should I pack?
    Bedding: (available to rent) Comforter set Sheet set x2 (Twin Normal) Mattress cover Pillow Bathroom: Towels/Washcloths Caddy for shower stuff Toiletries Laundry: Laundry Hamper/Bag Laundry soap/dryer sheets School Supplies: Pens/Pencils/Highlighters Non-paraphrase Bible for study (ESV, NIV, NASB, NKJV) Paraphrase Bible like the Amplified for devotions if desired Pocket-sized Bible 2 Journals Drivers License (current through graduation) or other photo ID. Outdoor Clothing: Hiking shoes/boots Quality hiking socks Waterproof jacket Synthetic shirt(s) for wicking of sweat & layering Hiking shorts Hiking pants Swimsuit (one-piece athletic bathing suit or "tankini" for ladies/trunks for men) Fleece jacket/hoodie Warm hat/beanie Warm winter gloves or mittens Winter coat Snow pants Snow boots (recommended) Work clothes (including pants) Outdoor Gear: Daypack/Backpack (for day hikes) Headlamp 2 Nalgene water bottles (1 full liter each and/or camelback reservoir) Sunglasses Sunscreen Zero-degree Sleeping bag (available to rent) Optional Items to bring: Blue tak for hanging photos Storage bins for under bed (most beds are about 6-8" from the ground) Bulletin board/whiteboard Flashlight (+ extra batteries) Medications/toiletries (Advil, Emergen-C, First aid kit, tweezers, nail clippers) Snowboard/Ski equipment Multiday backpack Snowshoes Ice skates/Hockey equipment (most sizes available for use on site) Mountain bike Backpacking tent & camping gear Climbing shoes/gear Board games and card games To consider: Ski pass to the Winter Park Ski Resort ( https://www.winterparkresort.com/plan-yourtrip/tickets-and-passes ) Membership to the local Rec Center ( http://www.fraservalleyrec.org/grand-park-community-recreation-center/) Do Not Bring: Television Video game console Rated ‘R’ or inappropriate movies Desktop computer --> Please pack no more than two large suitcases. We have limited storage space in shared dorm rooms.
  • What are the dorm rooms like? (Pictures!)
    Students can expect to have 2-3 dresser drawers, space for hanging clothes, 1-2 shelves/cubbies for belongings, and half of the space under a bunk bed. Storage lockers are provided outdoors for skis and snowboards. Each room has it's own full bathroom and a few of the rooms have fireplaces.
  • Can I bring my own vehicle?
    Students are welcome to bring a vehicle to school. Students must provide Timberline with a copy of their car key for the plowing team. Transport to/from all Timberline programming is provided as well as a weekly town/ski shuttle.
  • Can guests visit?
    Absolutely! Students are permitted to host guests in their dorm room up to 5 nights at a time. We also have guest rooms available, please contact guestservices@timberlinelodge.org to book a room.
  • How long is Christmas Break?
    Students enjoy a 3-4 week Christmas break immediately following the Fall missions trip. Students are required to be away from campus over break. See the Dates and Fees section for specifics.
  • Does Timberline have internet?
    Free WiFi is available for student & guest use.
  • What is cell reception like?
    Most major carriers have fair to good coverage at Timberline.
  • How do I get to and from Denver International Airport?
    Timberline provides transportation for all trips and programs for the Bible school, however, students are required to arrange their own transportation to/from the airport for school breaks and arrival days at Timberline. (Our Fall missions trip concludes at the end of the first semester, so students are transported to the Denver airport, and will be able to fly home from there or from the city where the Fall missions trip was hosted - typically New York City) Home James Transportation provides daily service from Denver International Airport to Fraser. On arrival days, Timberline collects students from the drop-off location in Fraser. See their website for more information: www.ridehj.com regarding shuttle schedules. Amtrak also provides daily train service to Fraser.

Guest Testimonials

"Best week ever for my kids! They loved every minute of it and have a new love for mountain biking."
- The Townsend Family
"I have a deeper, fuller, and more appreciative understanding of Christ."
- David
"It is a rewarding week that will create a lasting memory and nourish your soul. The atmosphere and community is amazing."
- The Kaupang Family

Tires, Trails, and Truth Schedule 
Timberline Lodge
July 24-29, 2022

Sunday, July 24th:

4:00 – 6:00pm – Guests check-in/welcome

6:00pm – Dinner

7:00pm – TRUTH session 1 (Josh Pedersen)

8:00pm – dessert/coffee, settle in, free time

 

Monday, July 25th:

8:00am – Breakfast

9:00am – TRUTH session 2 (Josh Pedersen)

10:30am – Programmed bike ride options for all levels (return time will fluctuate by ride, then free time)

**If you or your family members opt out of today’s ride, there are plenty of options for fun or relaxing at TL, as well as lots to explore in town!

4:00 – 6:00pm – free time, clean up

6:00pm – Dinner

7:00pm – TRUTH session 3 (Josh Pedersen)

8:00pm – bonfire, s’mores, and songs

 

Tuesday, July 26th:

8:00am – Breakfast

9:00am – TRUTH session 4 (Josh Pedersen)

10:30am – Programmed bike ride options for all levels (return time will fluctuate by ride, then free time)

**If you or your family members opt out of today’s ride, there are plenty of options for fun or relaxing at TL, as well as lots to explore in town!

4:00 – 6:00pm – free time, clean up

6:00pm – Dinner

7:00pm – TRUTH session 5 (Josh Pedersen)

8:00pm – dessert/coffee, games and fellowship in the main lodge, free time

 

Wednesday, July 27th: (FREE DAY!)

8:00 – 9:30am – Open Continental Breakfast

10:30am – Shuttle to Winter Park Resort available for those who would like to try their hand at downhill (DH) mountain biking or have an exciting day at the base. 

(individuals will need to rent/bring equipment for DH, return shuttles at 12:30 and 4:00pm)

5:30 – 7:30pm – Ranch Dinner for the adults (Children fed separately) – Time to dress up like a Ranch Hand (but maybe don't come smelling like one)!

8:00pm – Square Dance Night!

 

Thursday, July 28th:

8:00am – Breakfast

9:00am – TRUTH session 6 (Josh Pedersen)

10:30am – Programmed bike ride options for all levels (return time will fluctuate by ride, then free time)

**If you or your family members opt out of today’s ride, there are plenty of options for fun or relaxing at TL, as well as lots to explore in town!

4:00 – 6:00pm – free time, clean up

6:00pm – Dinner

7:00pm – TRUTH session 7 (Josh Pedersen)

8:00pm – The Sunset Social! (snacks and drinks on the deck, enjoying our last night together)

 

Friday, July 29th:

Before 8:45am – All guests move out of rooms and pack up cars 

8:45am – Begin walk/bike to the TL Ranch

9:00am – Cowboy Breakfast at the Ranch

10:00am – Bike RODEO!

11:00am – group picture, farewells

11:30 – 12:30pm – good-byes, departure
 

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