I need to hang up a track in my garage that will be used to hang bikes. The track is from The Container Store and looks like this.
It has holes every 8 inches so that it lines up with studs. I'm not sure why but the area where I'm hanging the track has two studs right next to each other which causes the track only to line up with 2 studs. I originally had the track hanging with drywall studs but the track had started to come off the wall a bit with just a couple things hanging from it like a ladder. Since I want to hang bikes I'd like to strengthen the track.
Can I just attach a 2x4 that is screwed into the studs and then mount the track on the 2x4? Would that provide the strength I need provided I use the correct screws to mount the board to the wall.
Here is what the wall looks like. You can see the studs next to each other along with the original mounting location of the track.