Thursday, February 18, 2016

Tonight: Training Wheels and Trick Saddles

Gil presents Judson with his birthday present

Tune in to UP tonight at 9pm ET/8pm CT for a brand new episode of Bringing Up Bates, "Training Wheels and Trick Saddles" (preview video below).

Judson turns five and is thrilled to receive a brand new bike for his birthday. He's getting bigger but still needs some encouragement to take off the training wheels and hit the road. Meanwhile, Erin heads to Nashville to record a Christmas album with fiddle player Andy Leftwich. Back at home, Lawson, Nathan, and Trace get a visit from a couple of trick riders from The Dixie Stampede and learn some tricks of their own. 

If you haven't heard Erin and Chad's big announcement, click here for details.

 Erin (Bates) Paine records her Christmas CD, Comfort & Joy

 Lawson Bates, Trace Bates, and Nathan Bates learn trick riding

Photos/video courtesy of UP


  1. We'll have to wait and see about this episode. My thoughts after reading about the episode was, "Why encourage him to ride without training wheels; he's only 5." Maybe boys are expected to ride two-wheeled earlier. My girls didn't ride until about 7, and I was about 12 or 13 when I actually learned since there were no training wheels then.

    1. I'm a girl, and me and all my siblings started riding without training wheels at about 5 or so.

    2. Do remember that some kids can do it early. I think I was riding with out training wheels about Judson' s age. Besides, he asked for them to be put back on.

  2. What TV channel or network can I find the Bates Family airing?

    1. Hi Irene,

      The Bates' show airs on UP. To find UP in your local TV listings, visit this page:

      We are blessed to have you as a reader.
      Lily and Ellie

  3. Judson won't forget that birthday anytime soon, and to have it all on camera no less.