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RANGELEY, Maine (AP) - Snowmobile riders didn't let the massive snowstorm stop a snowmobile parade in Rangeley, Maine, but the bad weather meant the effort fell far short of breaking the record.

Judy Morton of the Rangeley Chamber of Commerce says there were 157 participants in Saturday's event, which raised close to $7,000 for cystic fibrosis research. Many riders were unable to make it to the Rangeley region because of a blizzard that made travel hazardous.

Guinness World Records says the existing record of 820 sleds in a parade was set in 2004 in Roseau, Minn.

For Saturday's event, riders gathered in Oquossoc village and rode 30 miles on a route that took them to Rangeley and back. Morton says they'll try for the world record next year.

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