Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements

TLAD: Get Good Wood

In the bike races, whack off 69 bikers with a bat. (The Lost and Damned)  

You can participate in bike races after you complete the first couple missions in the story. You can only do this in single player, multiplayer bike races don't count.

To knock someone off their bike, press if they are on your left or press if they are on your right. Hold down the button for a couple seconds to hit them harder. If you hold it down, they will fall off the bike once you hit them but if you just tap it then they won't fall off.

There are 12 bike races total and you can replay any race as many times as you want as long as you don't win. I suggest on the first bike race, whack as many people off as you can. If you don't win, wait a couple seconds and you can redo the race. The race ends as soon as the first person crosses the finish line. The easiest places to hit people are right at the start because everyone is close together, and if someone is in front of you and you are gaining on them, you can easily pull up right beside them and knock them off. If you come from behind, make sure you hold the button down so you can knock them off right away.

If you don't whack 69 people off their bikes by the end of the story, you can still go back and race again.

Rate this achievementAverage Rating (Based on 7 votes)
User Comments
Comment #1 by XxXHiplipXxX
Wednesday, September 01, 2010 @ 08:21:55 PM

hehe 69

Comment #2 by XP1
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 12:34:36 PM

If you practice this strategy, you can hit several bikers with one swing when they are stuck in front of the firetruck.

On your bike, you can swing your bat left or right using X or B. However, a sort swing may not force a biker off the bike completely. In this case, you can hold the X or B buttons for a couple seconds to increase swing power and effectiveness.

To lose the race quickly, in case you mess up, you can jump off your bike, and wait for the 10-second timer to expire.

Before you start the first single-player race "Race Park Circuit" in Northwood, Algonquin, drive a little further towards the highway near the railway tracks. You should see a small fire station, and a firetruck should spawn there. Steal the firetruck, and park it so that it blocks the road under the railwa

Comment #3 by XP1
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 12:42:53 PM

railway tracks. Call 911, and press 3 to ask for another firetruck. Steal the new firetruck, and block the road as well.

Once you have at least two firetrucks blocking the road, start the race, turn around, and immediately drive towards your roadblock. You can steal more firetrucks before the race, but this will attract unwanted police attention. Consider stealing another firetruck during the race so that the police won't intervene. Use the third firetruck to re-enforce your roadblock. Place it in the middle of the road between the two firetrucks. While you park your firetruck, keep your bike near so that you can stop the 10-second end timer.

Wait for the bikers to approach the end of the first lap. When they appear, they will hit the firetruck. Keep in mind that the bikers may bypas

Comment #4 by XP1
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 12:55:16 PM

bypass the roadblock if they reach the edges or move the firetruck. Swing your bat to prevent them from reaching the lap finish line.

You can die or lose the race as many times as you need. Once you have the achievement, you can reload your saved game before your imperfections affect your beautiful record.

To check your progress, go to the start menu, Stats, Score, and then scroll down to "Number of racers knocked off their bike".

Comment #5 by Banana Xtreme
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 @ 02:06:08 PM

I can't unlock it! I'm absolutely sure I've already hit 69 guys, and still nothing? Is it because I'm playing it after ending the game?

Comment #6 by XP1
Tuesday, March 01, 2011 @ 01:49:06 PM

@Banana Xtreme, to check your progress, go to the start menu, Stats, Score, and then scroll down to "Number of racers knocked off their bike".

Comment #7 by eHeadache
Sunday, March 20, 2011 @ 01:12:32 PM

this was my final achievement which i got after completing the story and side missions to 1100%

Comment #8 by Fondoom
Saturday, April 23, 2011 @ 07:53:55 AM

you can knock down the same guy 69 times for the achievement. knock the guy off, stop next to his bike, and knock him off again when he gets back on...

Comment #9 by shockfire3DG
Monday, May 09, 2011 @ 07:18:22 PM

This achievement was fun to get. It's probably one of my favorites. You don't even have to finish the race for the bikers you knocked off to count towards your achievement. I laughed almost every time I smacked some guy in the face.

Comment #10 by de deef
Sunday, July 31, 2011 @ 12:00:14 PM

The method posted by XP1 works very well, just block the street under the railway with three firetrucks and wait for the racers to complete the first lap and you can whacj away, shouldn't take more than ten to fifteen minutes.

Comment #11 by Aneurysm
Monday, August 01, 2011 @ 04:39:12 AM

I got to about 55 before I figured out the trick in comment #8 on my own... I just whacked the same guy over and over again lol.

Comment #12 by mosenwrath5
Friday, August 05, 2011 @ 01:21:56 AM

An extremely easy way to do this is to just knock a biker off pull up to him and
just repeatably knock him off I got this achievement in 4 races.

Comment #13 by Jack Frost
Friday, August 26, 2011 @ 09:38:00 AM

As an augmentation of the strategy presented within the first several posts, if you angle the two side fire trucks in a "V" toward the third, this will scoop the riders together and allow multiple hits with one swing.

I managed to go from 0 to 51 in a single race and no one completed a lap. The only reason I had to set it up again was because my bike was damaged enough to where I had to get away from it before it exploded. :D

Comment #14 by kingfatass010
Thursday, September 08, 2011 @ 08:09:20 AM

how do you participate in a race

Comment #15 by Boba Fett
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 @ 12:10:58 AM

Thanks Fondoom, that tip made this much less of a "grind out" achievement. Awesome I've gotten over 100 g points in the last 24 hours, it's grind time baby! =)

Comment #16 by Katarn
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 01:44:31 AM

What is a good racing bike?

I noticed that the fire engines also have the 69 number.

What does the 69 mean in this game? it doesn't make any sense

Comment #17 by blinksmilewink
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 @ 12:38:08 PM

@16 Are you lying about your age? Can you really be that old and now know what '69' means?

Comment #18 by stubong
Monday, January 23, 2012 @ 06:00:25 AM

I just got this last night but only after reading you could hold the swing of your bat longer. Every time i hit them they didnt fall off. i thought i was never going to get this achievement lol

Comment #19 by needtoboost
Sunday, April 01, 2012 @ 07:42:37 AM

Got this is fucking hard and time consuming, hate these achievements!

Comment #20 by Tsaako
Saturday, September 15, 2012 @ 04:38:34 PM

Pretty easy, took me like an hour to do though. Just knock down someone, get as close to their bike as possible whilst their knocked down, as soon as they get on their bike again, hit them again. They'll fall off and you can repeat this until you mess up or he gets away.

Comment #21 by AtomicThumbs
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 @ 12:05:39 AM

The fire truck trick is the fastest way to get this. The hardest part is setting up the fire trucks without attracting police attention. I think it took me an hour because my bike exploded after I got about 45 whacks so I had to set everything up all over again.

Comment #22 by PromoteViolence
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 09:22:56 PM

Near the very beginning of the second race, there is a narrow staircase that can be completely blocked by 1 firetruck. I found this to be a very efficient way to nab this achievement.

Comment #23 by NateMora
Sunday, December 09, 2012 @ 11:54:27 AM

This was easy and fun to do lol

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Game Info
Rockstar North
Rockstar Games


US April 29, 2008
Europe April 29, 2008
Japan October 30, 2008

Resolution: 720p
Sound: Dolby 5.1 Surround
Players: 1
Online Players : 16
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