I'm interested in doing a ride this summer from Portland, Oregon to somewhere in California; at least to San Francisco. I can get some time off of work, and school's just finishing up for me so I've got the time to train, but I've never really toured before. I was hoping for a good introduction to it that'll tell me all the basics I'd need to know. I was also looking for information on getting sponsors for it. I'm in the brewing industry, and I know at least a few breweries sponsor cycling teams, but was wondering how one would go about approaching someone looking for a sponsorship. Anyways, any info for a first timer would be greatly appreciated.